The resources listed below are archives for the 1989 version of the Local Government Act, which has been superseded by the Local Government Act 2020.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.

Improved governance - guide for councils  (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Improved governance - guide for councils (DOCX, 267.4 KB)

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)

Conflict of Interest Guide for Councillors (PDF, 285.4 KB)
Conflict of Interest Guide for Councillors (DOC, 404.5 KB)

Conflict of Interest Guide for Members of Council Staff (PDF, 481.5 KB)
Conflict of Interest Guide for Members of Council Staff (DOC, 383.0 KB)

Conflict of Interest Guide for Members of Council Committees (PDF, 226.0 KB)
Conflict of Interest Guide for Members of Council Committees (DOC, 260.0 KB)

Framework for the Development and Review of Council Staff Codes of Conduct (PDF, 352.5 KB)
Framework for the Development and Review of Council Staff Codes of Conduct (DOC, 906.0 KB)

Mayor and Councillor Entitlements Information Guide (DOC, 138.5 KB)

Audit Committees: A Guide to Good Practice for Local Government (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Special Committees (PDF, 274.5 KB)

Special Committees (DOC, 275.5 KB)

Page last updated: 18/11/20