Local councils

There are 79 local councils in Victoria.

Voters elect councillors to represent them in the local council for their area.

Councillors make decisions about local issues, such as:

  • rubbish collection
  • parks and sporting grounds
  • libraries
  • building permits.

Council structure reviews

Independent panels will conduct reviews of 39 local councils in 2023-24 to bring them in line with the Local Government Act. You can have your say.

Find out if your council will be reviewed

Browse local council profiles

Select your council from the links below.

If you don't know what council you are in, see Which boundaries cover where I live?

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y& Z


Alpine Shire Council
Ararat Rural City Council


Ballarat City Council
Banyule City Council
Bass Coast Shire Council
Baw Baw Shire Council
Bayside City Council
Benalla Rural City Council
Boroondara City Council
Borough of Queenscliffe Council
Brimbank City Council
Buloke Shire Council
Greater Bendigo City Council


Campaspe Shire Council
Cardinia Shire Council
Casey City Council
Central Goldfields Shire Council
Colac Otway Shire Council
Corangamite Shire Council


Darebin City Council
Greater Dandenong City Council


East Gippsland Shire Council


Frankston City Council


Gannawarra Shire Council
Glen Eira City Council
Glenelg Shire Council
Golden Plains Shire Council
Greater Bendigo City Council
Greater Dandenong City Council
Greater Geelong City Council
Greater Shepparton City Council


Hepburn Shire Council
Hindmarsh Shire Council
Hobsons Bay City Council
Horsham Rural City Council
Hume City Council


Indigo Shire Council


Kingston City Council
Knox City Council


Latrobe City Council
Loddon Shire Council


Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Manningham City Council
Mansfield Shire Council
Maribyrnong City Council
Maroondah City Council
Melbourne City Council
Melton City Council
Merri-bek City Council
Mildura Rural City Council
Mitchell Shire Council
Moira Shire Council
Monash City Council
Moonee Valley City Council
Moorabool Shire Council
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Mount Alexander Shire Council
Moyne Shire Council
Murrindindi Shire Council


Nillumbik Shire Council
Northern Grampians Shire Council


Port Phillip City Council
Pyrenees Shire Council


Borough of Queenscliffe Council


Greater Shepparton City Council
South Gippsland Shire Council
Southern Grampians Shire Council
Stonnington City Council
Strathbogie Shire Council
Surf Coast Shire Council
Swan Hill Rural City Council


Towong Shire Council


Wangaratta Rural City Council
Warrnambool City Council
Wellington Shire Council
West Wimmera Shire Council
Whitehorse City Council
Whittlesea City Council
Wodonga City Council
Wyndham City Council


Yarra City Council
Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Yarriambiack Shire Council