Publications and research
Council sector reports
Information collated from councils' annual reports that provide a snapshot of council performance.
Tools, templates and best practice guidance for local government procurement and information about Local Government Victoria's procurement reform initiatives.
Publications relating to Victorian Public Libraries includes the Annual Survey and a Directory of all services in Victoria.
Council community satisfaction survey
The Community Satisfaction Survey is conducted by the Department on behalf of participating councils and is an important tool to collect direct feedback from the community about council services
Planning and reporting
Better practice guidance to assist local government in Victoria meet strategic planning and accountability requirements under the Local Government Act 1989
Infrastructure, land and asset management
Publications relating to the best practice and guidelines to assist with financial management.
Publications relating to the responsibilities of councillors and better governance of councils.
Resources to support councils to achieve best practice local law making and ensure a consistent level of performance between councils