Geelong is among the largest of 79 Councils which collectively represent approximately 5 million Victorians. While each Council is independent there are common rules, mainly in the form of State legislation, which provide the framework in which Councils operate.
To help Victorians understand more about local councils and their role in building stronger local communities, the Victorian Government has put together a web-based Guide to Local Government.
The Guide has information about how councils:
The Guide should not be regarded as representing professional or legal advice, and professional or legal advice should be sought before acting on any serious matter.
The Guide was produced and is managed by Local Government Victoria.
For further information visit the Guide to Local Government website.