Overview

Effective planning and reporting by councils is essential for ensuring transparency and accountability to the community and other levels of government.

The resources on this page support Victorian councils to meet their legislative obligations to plan and report on their performance over the short, medium and long term.

Local Government Planning and Reporting Guides and Templates

Guidance to assist in the preparation of the Asset Plan.

The Local Government Model Budget is published each year to assist councils in preparing their budget in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements and better practice.

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

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.

Guidance to assist councils reporting against Local Government Performance Reporting Framework (LGPRF) 2022-23

Template

Accessible Versions  (Word Documents)

Local Government Sector KPI Catalogue to assist councils in identifying and reviewing financial and service indicators for councils own reporting purposes.

Guidance to assist Victorian councils prepare for and apply changes to the Australian Accounting Standards that impact the 2018-19 and future reporting periods.