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

The new Know Your Council website provides information and transparency.

26 November 2015

The Victorian Government's new Know Your Council website is an accessible, easy to understand online resource that helps the community.

Local Government Act Review commences

11 August 2015

The first comprehensive review of local government in a quarter of a century has commenced. An Advisory Committee has been appointed to advise the Minister for Local Government on the reforms required to the Local Government Act 1989.

Transition auditors to guide Sunbury Council proposal

27 March 2015

The Victorian Government is reviewing an independent report into whether Sunbury should separate from the City of Hume and become a local government entity in its own right.

Page last reviewed on 11 May 2015

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