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We are incorporated by an Act of State Parliament. The Municipal Association Act 1907 defines our purpose, sets out how we operate and empowers our members to make rules to further clarify our role and processes.

The State Council is our governing body. It is made up of all the representatives of our member councils.

Our Rules of Association (the Rules) establish positions of office and set out the obligations and functions of the Board.

Changing the Rules requires 60 per cent of MAV Representatives to vote in favour of any proposed amendment and the approval of the governor in council.

The Rules empower the Board to pass codes of practice or protocols to supplement the Rules.

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