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.
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).
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.
In 2021/2022 as part of our Strategic Plan 2021-2025 initiatives we plan to review the MAV Rules.