Councillor governance

All Councillors at Port Phillip need to meet and provide details on expenses, reporting and conduct.

Councillor Expenses

In accordance with Council's adopted Councillor Code of Conduct, and the Code's Councillor Gift and Hospitality Policy and Interim Councillor Expenses and Support Policy (PDF 1.05MB), Council commits to publishing the following information on a quarterly basis: The Councillor Gift and Hospitality Register, which is updated and published to the website at the conclusion of each quarter, and Councillor Expenses.

The Councillor expenses are as follows:

  • councillor allowances
  • conferences, professional development and training
  • travel (includes Mayoral vehicle allowance, use of private vehicle, bicycle allowance, taxi and cabcharge, Myki card, air or rail)
  • communication (includes mobile telephone and internet)
  • child and family care

Councillor Code of Conduct 

The Local Government Act 1989 requires every Council to develop a Code of Conduct for Councillors that addresses principles of conduct and procedures for resolving disputes between Councillors.

The City of Port Phillip Councillor Code of Conduct (PDF 6.8 MB) was reviewed, and amendments were approved, by the Council at a Special Meeting of Council on 15 February 2017.

Council must review its Councillor Code of Conduct within four months after a general election at a special meeting called solely for the purpose of reviewing the Code of Conduct. At this special meeting, Council must approve any amendments to the Code of Conduct that it determined to be necessary following the review.

The following document details the Complaints Handling Process (PDF 115KB) and is avaliable for your reference.

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