Calendar

February
- 15 Feb - Councils to receive 3rd quarter payment
- end Feb - Submission close for consideration for the next allocation

March
- mid March - Statewide Information Sessions to be held  (tbc)

May
- early May - Federal Budget to be handed down  (2022 Budget handed down on 29 March 2022)  
- 15 May - Councils to receive 4th (final) quarter payment 
- end May - VLGGC to notify councils of their Estimate Allocations (based on Federal Budget)

June
- June - if applicable, Council receive early payment for next allocation  (2022 early payment on 12 April 2022)

August/September
- early Aug - VLGGC to provide final allocation advice to Councils 
- 15 Aug - Councils to receive 1st quarter payment 
- Aug/Sept - VLGGC Information Sessions to be held (dates tbc)

November
- 1st Wed in Nov - VLGGC Questionnaire due 
- 15 Nov - Council to receives 2nd quarter payment

Note:  
Most dates occur annually, except where year has been stated.
Payments are paid on 15th (or next working day).
Meetings with individual councils held throughout the year.

Consultation Process

The Commission undertakes consultation with councils and other interested parties about its methodology and application of data.

Individual Councils meetings

The Commission meets individually with all Victorian councils on a four year rolling basis, approximately 19 annually.

The purpose of these meetings is to provide councils with a detailed overview of the Commission's role and methodology, and how the grant outcomes are determined. The meetings enable the Commission to gain a greater understanding of the issues facing individual councils.

Statewide Information Sessions

Statewide Information Sessions (3-4 sessions annually) have been held each year in  August/September and March.  
Since 2020, these session have been held virtually and continue to be well attended.

The sessions enable the Commission to outline its allocation methodology, provides Council's the opportunity to provide input into the annual grants determination process, and the Commission to listen and respond to councils' issues and concerns.

Submissions

As part of the consultation process each year, Councils have the opportunity to make written submissions regarding the allocations process.

For 2022-23, the Commission received 2 submission from councils :

All submissions received in relation to the next allocations are published in order to allow all councils access to the full range of issues put before the commission for consideration. The views presented in these submissions provide valuable input on aspects of both the general purpose and local roads grant allocation methodologies, including the construction and application of the cost adjustors and cost modifiers used to reflect the local characteristics of individual councils.

Raw Data collected from Councils

Annually, the Commission collects data directly from councils to use in its methodology.  Data is also collected on behalf of third parties ie ABS, etc. It is a valuable source of information which has previously been provided to Councils upon request, but is now available online.  Latest data is updated annually in May,.

2020-21 council data

Expenditure and Revenue (VGC1) XLSX, 878.2 KB
Valuations and Rates (VGC2) XLSX, 90.99 KB
Local Roads (VGC3) XLSX, 40.71 KB

Capital Assets and Outlays (ABS1) XLSX, 460 KB
Balance Sheets and Other Finance (ABS2-3) XLSX, 140.94 KB
Road Inventory Expenditure & Financial Data (ALG1) XLSX, 64.25 KB
Council Employment (LGV1) XLSX, 186.11 KB

VGC Questionnaire XLSX, 100.44 KB
VGC Manual DOCX, 601.83 KB

2019-20 council data

Expenditure and Revenue (VGC1) XLSX, 833.69 KB
Valuations and Rates (VGC2) XLSX, 90.65 KB
Local Roads (VGC3) XLSX, 40.33 KB

Capital Assets and Outlays (ABS1) XLSX, 472.03 KB
Balance Sheets and Other Finance (ABS2-3) XLSX, 142.07 KB
Road Inventory Expenditure & Financial Data (ALG1) XLSX, 63.85 KB
Council Employment (LGV1) XLSX, 190.33 KB

VGC Questionnaire XLSX, 104.54 KB
VGC Manual DOCX, 599.97 KB

2018-19 council data

Expenditure and Revenue (VGC1) XLSX, 827.83 KB
Valuations and Rates (VGC2) XLSX, 97.56 KB
Local Roads (VGC3) XLSX, 41.1 KB

Capital Assets and Outlays (ABS1) XLSX, 471.41 KB
Balance Sheets and Other Finance (ABS2-3) XLSX, 139.86 KB
Road Inventory Expenditure & Financial Data (ALG1) XLSX, 64.18 KB
Council Employment (LGV1) XLSX, 191.37 KB

VGC Questionnaire XLSX, 101.72 KB
VGC Manual DOCX, 252.38 KB

2017-18 council data

Expenditure and Revenue (VGC1) XLSX, 825.16 KB
Valuations and Rates (VGC2) XLSX, 98.56 KB
Local Roads (VGC3) XLSX, 38.74 KB

Capital Assets and Outlays (ABS1) XLSX, 473.95 KB
Balance Sheets and Other Finance (ABS2-3) XLSX, 140.75 KB
Road Inventory Expenditure & Financial Data (ALG1) XLSX, 63.6 KB
Council Employment (LGV1) XLSX, 165.56 KB

VGC Questionnaire XLSX, 102.22 KB
VGC Manual DOCX, 253.47 KB

2016-17 council data

Expenditure and Revenue (VGC1)   XLSX, 811.02 KB
Valuations and Rates (VGC2)   XLSX, 88.58 KB
Local Roads (VGC3)   XLSX, 37.76 KB

Capital Assets and Outlays (ABS1)   XLSX, 469.76 KB
Balance Sheets and Other Finance (ABS2-3)   XLSX, 139.35 KB
Road Inventory Expenditure & Financial Data (ALG1)    XLSX, 63.06 KB
Council Employment (LGV1)   XLSX, 148.15 KB

VGC Questionnaire   XLSX, 97.37 KB
Manual   DOCX, 255.06 KB

2015-16 council data

Expenditure and Revenue (VGC1)  XLSX, 806.31 KB
Valuations and Rates (VGC2)  XLSX, 94.06 KB
Local Roads (VGC3) XLSX, 38.04 KB

Capital Assets and Outlays (ABS1)  XLSX, 473.57 KB
Balance Sheets and Other Finance (ABS2-3)  XLSX, 138.22 KB
Road Inventory Expenditure & Financial Data (ALG1)  XLSX, 62.83 KB
Council Employment (LGV1) XLSX, 114.84 KB

VGC Questionnaire XLSX, 94.77 KB
Manual DOCX, 238.12 KB

Conditions of Use
Content from this spreadsheet should be attributed as Victorian Local Government Grants Commission data collection.

Disclaimer
The data in these spreadsheets is provided for information purposes only. These spreadsheets are produced from data sourced annually from Local Government (councils) in Victoria.  Councils provide permission for this online release.  The data has been analysed, but the Victorian Local Government Grants Commission does not guarantee the material to be free from error.  For more detailed analysis, it is suggested that you contact the Council(s) for verification of its accuracy and reliability. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in this data. No responsibility is taken for any information that may appear on any other linked websites.