The Victorian Government has introduced a mandatory system of performance reporting to ensure that it is consistent across all councils.

Find out more about the performance reporting framework.

Local Government Planning and Reporting Better Practice Guidance

Guidance to support reporting against the mandatory performance reporting indicators in the annual report. Note: the errata were issued on 10 June 2015.

Highlights changes between 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 guidance.

To assist councils to calculate and report the results for the performance indicators and measures in the Report of Operations and Performance Statement and upload data onto the Know Your Council website.

Planning and Reporting Guides and Templates

The Local Government Model Financial Report (LGMFR) is published by Local Government Victoria each year to assist councils in preparing annual financial statements in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards.

Guidance to assist councils in preparing their financial statements and notes in accordance with the Local Government Model Financial Report, Australian Accounting Standards and other applicable authoritative requirements.

Highlights changes between 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 guidance.

Guidance to assist councils in accounting for landfills including a worked example and supporting calculations.