Performance reporting is a key part of our strengthening councils program. Read about the measures and checklists that make up the framework.
Local Government Victoria provides a range of planning and reporting guides and templates to assist councils with planning, budgeting and reporting.
Councils play a vital role in procuring the goods, services and works needed to deliver key council services and infrastructure to the community.
Local law making guidelines, a manual and resources support councils to achieve best practice and ensure a consistent level of performance between councils.
The Finance and Accounting Support Team (FAST) program is designed to help improve the financial sustainability of rural and regional councils
DELWP provides Victorian councils with guidance resources for council infrastructure, land and asset management.
Local Government Victoria’s annual community satisfaction survey compiles community feedback on councils in five key performance areas. Read the latest survey results and find previous surveys.
Each council collects rates from residents and businesses in its municipality to help fund local infrastructure and services.
Local Government Victoria supports and regulates councils to ensure that Victorians enjoy a responsive, accountable and efficient system of local government
The Minister for Local Government’s 2015 Ministerial Statement on Local Government, outlining a range of local government reforms
Local Government Victoria exchanges knowledge and experience with a range of international partners.
The Victoria Grants Commission (VGC) allocates financial assistance grants from the Commonwealth Government to local councils in Victoria. It cannot provide grants for businesses, individuals or community groups.
The Roadside Weeds and Pests Program (RWPP) provides funding support to councils to plan and implement control activities for weeds and pests on rural roadsides.
Victorian public libraries offer more than just borrowing books. You can do research, attend a seminar, hear your favourite author speak and bring your kids to story time.
The Municipal Emergency Resourcing Program (MERP) provides funds to rural, regional and peri-urban councils across the state which helps councils plan and prepare for emergencies.
Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC), a fund for essential infrastructure development in Melbourne’s growth areas of Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Whittlesea and Wyndham.
Regulation and governance of local councils is determined by the Local Government Act 1989 and related Acts, policies and legislation.
The Local Government Bill 2019 will deliver improved local government democracy, accountability and service delivery for all Victorians.
The councillor conduct framework set out in the Local Government Act 1989 provides for the management of councillor conduct and councillor behaviour.
Under the Local Government Act 1989, the Minister for Local Government may appoint independent bodies to provide advice to councils and report back on council structures, operations and governance.
Victoria’s local government sector is administered under the Local Government Act 1989 and related Acts, policies and legislation.
The 2014 Victorian State-Local Government Agreement is designed to build collaborative working relationships between state and local government.
The Victorian Aboriginal and Local Government Action Plan provides a framework to help councils engage with Aboriginal communities and promote reconciliation
The Mayoral Advisory Panel consists of mayors from across Victoria who provide high level advice on local government issues.
Gender equity in local government will ensure a greater mix of insights and experiences shape local policy.
The Growing Suburbs Fund supports investment in critical local infrastructure in Melbourne's diverse and fast-growing interface councils.
The Collaborative Council - Sustainability Fund Partnerships (CCSFP) Program supports Victorian councils to collaborate on projects focused on environmentally sustainability and improved services.
The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program helps Victorian councils and regional library corporations to provide high-quality library infrastructure to meet their communities’ changing needs.
Acting on the barriers and challenges, to long-term financial and operational sustainability for rural and regional councils
Local Government Victoria is working with councils and the emergency management sector to enhance the emergency management capability and capacity of local government
Local Government Victoria supports councils to work together to plan for their emergency management responsibilities before, during and after emergencies.
Browse our library of resources and publications
A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria due to the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information visit the DHHS website.
Local Government Victoria (LGV) provides policy advice, oversees legislation and works with Victoria’s 79 local councils to support responsive and accountable local government services.
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LGV provides local councils with support to enhance emergency management capability and capacity.
LGV administers a range of State and Commonwealth funding programs for municipal councils in Victoria. All Victorian government departments use the Victorian Common Funding Agreement when funding local government.
LGV has agreements and plans in place with local, national and international partner organisations and groups.
Local Government Victoria is involved in a range of initiatives and activities that help strengthen Victoria’s 79 local councils.