Our governance

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.

Membership of the MAV is voluntary and all 79 Victorian councils are currently members.

Governance structure

Our Board is elected by member councils every two years. The president is elected by all members, while 12 regional Board members are elected by their region. See the MAV Board regions map (Word - 331KB).

State Council is our governing body, made up of representatives from each 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 approval of the governor in council.

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

Further information

State Council dates

The May 2020 State Council meeting has been deferred to a date to be determined. A decision on whether to hold the State Council meeting scheduled for Friday 11 September 2020 will be made closer to the date.