• From 12 midday Tuesday 22 September to 6 pm Sunday 24 October, the City of Port Phillip will enter into the Election Period for the Council Elections.

    You can still contact us during this period and we’ll resume regular operation on Monday 26 October.

The City of Port Phillip is an open and engaging Council

Council operates in an open and transparent manner when making decisions.

We engage our community on key issues of significance by actively seeking input through community reference groups, from broad cross-sections of the community and through community engagement practices that include the use of face-to-face and online mediums.

We encourage community participation and offer opportunities to speak at Council meetings. Confidential reports are kept to a minimum, with every effort made to ensure the majority of decisions are considered in open Council meetings, including tenders and legal matters where possible. We have maintained our commitment to involving people in the process and ensuring decisions are made in the best interests of the whole community.

The Role of The Local Government Act

    Public Interest Disclosure (Whistle Blowing)

      Documents Available for Public Inspection

        The following documents are available for public inspection at the St Kilda Town Hall, located at 99A Carlisle Street St Kilda.

        To inspect documents contact the Governance unit via email: governance@portphillip.vic.gov.au
        In some instances, requests may need to be made in writing or on a specific form.

        List of documents available for public inspection include:


        Document Detail:Availability:
        Details of overseas or interstate travel (with the exception of interstate travel by land for less than 3 days) undertaken in an official capacity by Councillors or any member of Council staff in the previous 12 months, including the names of the Councillors or members of Council staff and the date, destination, purpose and total cost of the overseas or interstate travel.

        On request from Governance via Email

        Agendas for and minutes of ordinary and special meetings held in the previous 12 months except if the minutes relate to parts of meetings that have been closed to members of the public under section 89 of the Local Government Act (the Act).

        2020 Meetings and Agendas
        2019 Meetings and Agendas

        Archive Years on request from Governance via Email 

        Minutes of meetings of special committees established under section 86 of the Act and held in the previous 12 months except if the minutes relate to parts of meetings which have been closed to members of the public under section 89 of the Act.On request from Governance via Email

        A register of delegations kept under sections 87, 88 and 98 of the Act, including the date on which the last review under section 98(6) of the Act took place.

        Register of Delegations  (Linked Above)
        Details of all leases involving land which were entered into by the Council as lessor, including the lessee and the terms and the value of the lease.Property leases (PDF 670 KB)

        A register of authorised officers appointed under section 224 of the Act.

        On request from Governance via Email

        A list of donations and grants made by the Council during the financial year, including the names of persons or bodies which have received a donation or grant and the amount of each donation and grant.Council Elections 
        Election Period Policy and Election campaign donations

        Councillors' Code of Conduct

        Councillor expense reimbursement policy

        Reimbursement policy (PDF 396 KB)

        Local Laws

        Local laws and enforcement

        Council Plan and Strategic Resource Plan

        Council plan and budget

        BudgetCouncil plan and budget
        Annual report

        Annual report

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