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Local government services

​Victorian councils receive funding of $6.1 billion annually to provide more than 100 different services to the communities they represent.

Council services include:

  • environment services such as greenhouse gas mitigation, and natural resource and coastal management
  • health services such as public health and food regulations
  • emergency management services such as response and recovery
  • transport and infrastructure services such as roads, footpaths and cycle paths
  • planning and building services such as land use planning, economic development and environmental conservation
  • social and community services such as disability support, early childhood services, housing and public libraries.

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Service delivery statistics

Each year local government in Victoria:

  • services 129,735 kilometres of roads (approximately 85 per cent of Victoria’s total road network)
  • provides 614,400 maternal and child health consultations
  • delivers 306,600 immunisations to preschool and secondary school children
  • delivers 3.4 million meals a year to home care recipients
  • provides 4.6 million hours of home assistance, property maintenance, personal and respite care
  • spends over $50 million on public street lighting
  • loans 51 million items from 300 public and mobile libraries to 2.5 million registered users
  • provides internet access from over 2,200 computer terminals for more than 3.4 million bookings
  • decides over 52,300 planning permit applications
  • maintains more than 1 000 grassed sports surfaces
  • collects 2 million tonnes of kerbside waste
  • collects 622,000 tonnes of recyclable materials
  • collects 390,000 tonnes of organic waste
  • conducts 16,000 visits to tobacco retailers, eating establishments, licensed premises, and workplaces
  • registers more than 48,000 fixed and mobile food businesses.

For more statistics on the Victorian local government, see the local government snapshot.