Resource material and support for councils to implement the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) will be made available on this page. The resources are organised in alignment with the structure of the Act.

You can contribute to the development of resource material through the EngageVic website.

Part 1 - Preliminary

Section 2 -  Commencement

There are transitional arrangements from the Local Government Act 1989 to the Local Government Act 2020. The following link identifies the parts of the 2020 Act where transitional arrangements are in place and their alignment to proclamation dates.

Transitional Arrangements - All stages v2.pdf

Transitional Arrangements - All stages v2.docx

Transitional Arrangements - Saved Provisions from 1989 Act.pdf

Transitional Arrangements - Saved Provisions from 1989 Act.docx

Part 2 - Councils

Division 3 - The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor

Information about Matters relating to the Mayor can be found on the following page:

Inform - Matters relating to the Mayor

Information about Matters relating to the Deputy Mayor can be found on the following page:

Inform - Matters relating to the Deputy Mayor

Section 41 - Council Expenses Policy

The Draft Councillor Expenses Policy can be found on the following page: 

Council Expenses Policy

Section 47 - Delegations by Chief Executive Officer

Information about Delegations and authorised officers can be found on the following page:

Inform - Delegations and Authorised Officers

Section 54 - Audit and Risk Committee Charter

The Draft Audit and Risk Committee Charter can be found on the following page:

Risk and Audit Committee

Part 3 - Council decision making

Section 30 - Oath or Affirmation of Office

Information about the Oath or Affirmation of Office can be found on this page:

Inform - Oath or Affirmation of Office

Section 55 - Community Engagement Policy

Some examples of Draft Community Engagement Policies can be found on this page:

Co-design - Community Engagement

Section 57 - Public Transparency Policy 

The Draft Public Transparency Policy can be found on this page:

Co-design - Public Transparency

Section 60 - Governance Rules

The Draft Governance Rules can be found on this page:

Co-design - Governance Rules

Section 63 - Delegated Committees

The Draft Delegated Committees/Community Asset Committee guidance can be found on this page:

Co-design - Delegated Committees and Community Asset Committees

Part 6 - Council Integrity

Division 1 - Improper Conduct

Information about Improper Conduct can be found on the following page:

Inform - Improper Conduct

Division 4 - Gifts

Information about Anonymous Gifts and Gift policies is available on the following page:

Inform - Anonymous Gifts and Gift Policy

Part 7 - Ministerial Oversight

Division 1 - Governance Directions / Division 2 - Compliance Exemptions

Information about Governance Directions and Compliance Exemptions is available on the following page:

Inform - Governance Directions and Compliance Exemptions

Division 3 - Municipal Monitors

Information about Municipal Monitors is available on the following page:

Inform - Municipal Monitors

Part 12 - COVID-19 temporary meaures

Section 394 - Council meeting attendance

Ministerial Good Practice Guideline 1 (MGPG-1): Virtual Meetings

This guideline provides information to support councils and regional library corporations to implement virtual meetings; council meetings; a joint meeting of councils; delegated committee or joint delegated committee meetings; a meeting of a governing body of a regional library; or special committee meetings.

Minister's Good Practice Guideline MGPG-1: Virtual Meetings

Read more about the Ministerial Good Practice Guidelines here.

Page last updated: 10/09/20