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 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.

Resolving a problem

Outlines avenues available to resolve a problem with your council.

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

Transition auditors to guide Sunbury Council proposal

27 March 2015

The Minister for Local Government has appointed retired Supreme Court Judge, the Hon Frank Vincent QC AO and experienced local government practitioner, Mr John Watson as transition auditors to make recommendations on the process to separate Sunbury from Hume City Council.

ESC commences consultation process on fairer rating system

17 April 2015

The Essential Services Commission (ESC) has released a consultation paper on a rate capping and variation framework.

Partnership with Timor Leste continues to strengthen

29 October 2014

Senior Timor Leste government officials visited Victoria recently (October 2014) to strengthen local government partnership agreements for economic development and community engagement, as the nation moves to implement a decentralised system of governance to support its national government. 

Page last reviewed on 11 May 2015

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