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.

Council rate increases capped to inflation

11 August 2015

Victorian council rate rises will be capped to the rate of inflation,  2.5 per cent, for 2016-17, under the Victorian Government's new Fair Go Rates cap.

Transition auditors independent advice accepted

15 December 2015

The Victorian Government has reviewed 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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