The resources listed below are archives for the 1989 version of the Local Government Act, which has been superseded by the Local Government Act 2020. Resources for the Local Government Act 2020 can be found here.
Good Governance Guide
Local Government Victoria launched the Good Governance Guide as a resource for local governments, councillors and officers, as well as communities.
The guide, created in collaboration with the Municipal Association of Victoria, Victorian Local Governance Association and Local Government Professionals, aimed to promote and enhance good governance.
Improved Governance Guide for councillors
Local Government Victoria’s (LGV) detailed guide for councils explains the changes made to the Local Government Act 1989 by the Local Government Amendment (Improved Governance) Act 2015.
Other guides and policies for 1989 Act
Ensuring Unbiased Democratic Council Decision Making: Principles to Guide Good Practice (PDF, 109.7 KB)
Ensuring Unbiased Democratic Council Decision Making: Principles to Guide Good Practice (DOCX, 89.7 KB)
Page last updated: 18/11/20