Victorian Bushfire Emergency

The 2019/2020 Victorian Bushfire Emergency is currently affecting communities across the state. We will continue to keep you updated on our efforts to support communities affected by bushfires. To find out more and how you can support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, visit our Victorian Bushfire Emergency page.

Local Government Act

Find out more about the Local Government Act 1989 and recent moves to update the Act.

What is the Local Government Act?

The Local Government Act 1989 administers all local governments in Victoria. It which provides a framework for how we and other councils operate.

For further information and a copy of the Act, visit the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website.