Supporting Victoria's growing communities
Applications are now open for two major funding programs supporting Melbourne’s fast-growing suburbs.
Victorian ratepayers will be heard
Victorians are invited to have their say on how local councils apply rates and charges, as an independent panel gears up to review the state’s current rating system
Delivering millions in benefits for rural councils
Achieving greater service benefits for rural and regional communities by strengthening the longer-term financial sustainability of the participating councils.
A Full Review into Victoria’s Rating System
The Victorian Government is conducting a full review into the Victorian Local Government Rating System. The review will make sure rates are fairly distributed to all ratepayers.
Rate cap set for 2019-20
Victorian councils will be guided by a 2.5 per cent rate cap for 2019-20.
Helping you keep track of your local government
Whether you’re buying property, moving to a new suburb or would like to know the performance of your local council or shire, the Know Your Council website now has the latest 2017-2018 financial data for you to view their progress.
Terry Garwood receives Public Service Medal
Victoria’s highest ranking Aboriginal public servant Terry Garwood receives Public Service Medal.
Victoria’s council Community Satisfaction Survey
Victoria’s Community Satisfaction Survey (CSS) giving local government valuable insights.
Boosting the representation of women in leadership positions
The Victorian Government is boosting the representation of women in leadership positions throughout local government with a guide that provides useful information and practical suggestions.
Local Government Act Review commences
Local Government plays an indispensable role within our federated system of government and Victoria's councils already do an outstanding job. They deliver vital and valued local services.