The Australasian Legal Information Institute website provides free access to legal information, including the following legislation which is relevant to local government:
The Institute’s site may not contain the most up-to-date changes to legislation. For the most current versions visit the Victorian legislation and parliamentary documents website.
The Department of Planning and Community Development have a range of useful guides which can all be accessed from the Council Governance publications page :
The Municipal Association of Victoria also has a useful guide for councillors on Land use planning in Victoria.
For detailed information on the role of audit committees contact Local Government Victoria to obtain a copy of their publication Audit committees: A guide to good practice for local government.
The MAV is legislated peak body for 78 Victorian councils. It acts as an advocate for and provides a range of services to councils and councillors.
A peak body that has local governments, community organisations and individuals making up its membership.
The state government department responsible for local government in Victoria.
The professional association for local government officers.
VCAT was established in 1998 to offer a ‘one-stop shop’ dealing with a range of disputes.
Produced by the Municipal Association of Victoria, Victorian Local Governance Association, Local Government Victoria and Local Government Professionals to promote good governance in local government.