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Municipal Public Health & Wellbeing Plans

Local government plays a key role in creating the environment for communities to prosper and enjoy improved health and wellbeing.

The Health and Wellbeing Act requires councils to prepare a four-year municipal health and wellbeing plan or include health and wellbeing matters in their council plans.

See all councils' 2017-2021 health and wellbeing plans below. Please note that 24 councils have incorporated their health and wellbeing plans into their Council Plan.

Councils' health and wellbeing plans
​A – F ​​G – L
Alpine Shire Council Gannawarra Shire Council (PDF - 14.3MB)
Ararat Rural City Council ​Glen Eira City Council
Ballarat City Council Glenelg Shire Council
Banyule City Council (PDF - 2.24MB) Golden Plains Shire Council
Bass Coast Shire Council Greater Bendigo City Council
Baw Baw Shire Council (PDF - 3.98MB) Greater Dandenong City Council
Bayside City Council Greater Geelong City Council
Benalla City Council Greater Shepparton City Council | Council plan 2013-2017
Boroondara City Council Hepburn Shire Council (PDF - 4.01MB)
Brimbank City Council Hindmarsh Shire Council
Buloke Shire Council Hobsons Bay City Council
​Campaspe Shire Council (PDF - 1.28MB) Horsham Rural City Council
Cardinia Shire Council​ Hume City Council
Casey City Council Indigo Shire Council
Central Goldfields Shire Council (PDF - 659.75KB) Kingston City Council (PDF - 8.89MB)
Colac Otway Shire Council (PDF - 1.34MB) Knox City Council
Corangamite Shire Council ​Latrobe City Council (PDF - 5.45MB)
Darebin City Council (PDF - 3.3MB) Loddon Shire Council
East Gippsland Shire Council
Frankston City Council
​M ​– P ​​Q – Z
Macedon Ranges Shire Council Queenscliffe Borough Council
Manningham City Council ​​​South Gippsland Shire Council
Mansfield Shire Council Southern Grampians Shire Council (PDF - 1.12MB)
Maribyrnong City Council ​​Stonnington City Council
Maroondah City Council Strathbogie Shire Council (Word - 5.0MB)
Melbourne City Council Surf Coast Shire Council
​​Melton City Council Swan Hill Rural City Council
Mildura Rural City Council (PDF - 4.8MB) Towong Shire Council
​​​Mitchell Shire Council Wangaratta Rural City Council (PDF - 4.32MB)
​​Moira Shire Council Warrnambool City Council
Monash City Council Wellington Shire Council
Moonee Valley City Council West Wimmera Shire Council
Moorabool Shire Council Whitehorse City Council
Moreland City Council Whittlesea City Council
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council ​Wodonga City Council (PDF - 13.23MB)
​​​​Mount Alexander Shire Council Wyndham City Council
Moyne Shire Council Yarra City Council
Murrindindi Shire Council Yarra Ranges Shire Council
Nillumbik Shire Council (PDF - 2.01MB) Yarriambiack Shire Council
Northern Grampians Shire Council
​​Port Philip City Council
Pyrenees Shire Council

Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan

Each council is required to prepare a municipal public health and wellbeing plan every four years (following the council election). Council public health and wellbeing plans must have regard to the State public health and wellbeing plan 2015–2019.

Resources to Prepare Health and Wellbeing Plans

The MAV delivered a local government public health and wellbeing presentation (PowerPoint - 4.22MB) for councillors and executives on the background and requirements for municipal health and wellbeing planning.

The Department of Health published a guide to municipal public health and wellbeing planning to assist local government planners in meeting the requirements under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, including consideration of the Victorian public health and wellbeing plan 2015–2019.

Supplementary resources are available that provide specific advice about particular legislative and planning requirements of councils.

These resources include:

There are two main data sources available to support Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Planning. They are:

When combined these two data sets enable local government planners to gain a comprehensive picture of health and wellbeing in Victoria, including specific results for each local government area.

VicHealth also has a series of local government action guides that councils may consider when preparing their MPHWPs and other strategies.

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Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Jan Black
Policy Adviser
03 9667 5512