Mayor and Councillor allowances

The Local Government Act 1989 regulates the allowance payable to Mayors and Councillors in Victoria and provides for minimum and maximum allowances payable as set by an Order in Council from time to time.

Councils must review and determine the level of the Councillor allowance and the Mayoral allowance within six months of the October 2016 general election or by 30 June 2017.

Each Council has discretion within the allowable range to determine the allowances it will pay to its Mayor and Councillors, having regard to local circumstances and priorities.

The approved levels allow for a minimum payment of $12,367 and a maximum payment of $29,630 per annum for Councillors and an allowance of up to $94,641 per annum for the Mayor.

Submissions from the community are sought in respect to the Mayoral and Councillor allowance being set and fixed at $94,641 and $29,630 per annum, respectively, for the next four financial years.

Written submissions will be received until 5 pm on 26 April 2017.

In accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989, any person who has made a written submission to the Council and requested that he or she be heard in support of the written submission is entitled to appear in person or by a person acting on his or her behalf at the Council meeting to be held at the Moreland Civic Centre at 7 pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

Written submissions should be forwarded to:

Nerina Di Lorenzo
Chief Executive Officer
Moreland City Council
Locked Bag 10
MORELAND VIC 3058