About Local Government Victoria

Local Government Victoria (LGV) is part of the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. LGV works co-operatively with Victoria’s 79 local councils to ensure that Victorian’s enjoy responsive and accountable local government services.

Our role

LGV is focussed on ensuring Victorian communities are supported by a strong and accountable local government sector. LGV provides policy advice to the Minister for Local Government and oversees the administration of the Local Government Act 1989.

LGV works in partnership with the local government sector to improve business and governance practices that maximise community value and accountability. The occupational roles are diverse and LGV employs policy, legal, governance and finance professionals to deliver its functions.

Some of Local Government Victoria’s activities and priorities include:

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