Councillor governance

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

Councillor Expenses

We publish the following information quarterly:

  • The Councillor Gift and Hospitality Register
  • Councillor Expenses

This follows the Councillor Code of Conduct, the Gift and Hospitality Policy and the Interim Councillor Expenses and Support Policy (PDF 1.05MB).

The Councillor expenses are:

  • 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, 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. The review takes place at a special meeting called only for this purpose. At this special meeting, Council must approve any amendments to the Code of Conduct determined to be necessary in the review.

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

Councillor Representative Appointments

At the meeting of 2 December 2020 Councillors were appointed as Councillor representatives to delegated, advisory and external boards and committees.

Report - Appointment of Members to Advisory Committees (PDF 108KB)
Attachment 1 - Council committee appointment schedule (PDF 66KB)

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