Guide to Councils

The Victorian Government has put together a web-based guide to councils.

Geelong is among the largest of 79 Council. 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:

  • work

  • make decisions

  • provide services they are responsible for delivering

  • are funded

  • and much more.

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 Guide to Councils.

Page last updated: Monday, 4 April 2022