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About us

We are the legislated peak body for Victoria’s 79 councils. Formed in 1879, we have a long and proud tradition of supporting councils and councillors.

Our role is to:

  • advocate local government interests
  • build the capacity of councils
  • facilitate effective networks
  • initiate policy development and advice
  • support councillors
  • promote the role of local government

Our services include:

  • specialist advice and information
  • councillor development opportunities
  • legal advice and insurance protection
  • CEO performance appraisal and recruitment advice
  • governance support
  • group procurement

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