Information about Victoria’s 79 local councils and how we work with them.

About Local Government Victoria

Find out about the role of Local Government Victoria in working co-operatively with Victoria's 79 local councils to ensure that Victorians enjoy responsive and accountable council services.

Strengthening councils

Local Government is involved in many projects and programs which you can see within these pages

Governance and accountability

A description of the acts, the extent of their relationship to the action of Local government and links to online versions of the legislation.

Complaints and investigations

The Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate is an independent administrative office established to assess compliance with the Local Government Act, the guiding legislation for Victoria’s councils.

Council funding

The Victoria Grants Commission allocates revenue provided by the Commonwealth Government to municipal councils in Victoria.

Guide to councils

We have put together this guide to help Victorians understand more about local councils and their role.

News and Events

State and local governments sign new agreement

11 September 2014

The new Victorian State-Local Government Agreement has been signed by Premier Denis Napthine, Local Government Minister Tim Bull and Cr Bill McArthur President of the Municipal Association of Victoria representing the sector.

New Sunbury City Council in 2015

9 September 2014

 Sunbury and Bulla will become a new municipality to be known as Sunbury City Council from 1 July 2015.

Improving the electoral system – have your say

8 September 2014

Consultation is underway on a range of proposals to improve voting and electoral structure for local government.

Page last reviewed on 7 October 2014

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