The Mayor is elected for a one-year term by the Councillors. The Mayoral Election is usually held in November and is a Special Council Meeting.
Governance, performance and advocacy
Discover information on Council's governance processes, performance reporting and advocacy.
Tenders and public notices
Council's current tenders and statutorily required public notices are found here.
How decisions are made
Council assesses each permit application against the Port Phillip Planning Scheme, local policies, Council strategies and guidelines, and Australian laws and regulations. We take into consideration the views of internal experts, referral authorities, service authorities and objectors.
Non-Council venues for hire
There are many halls and function rooms available for hire in the Port Phillip area. For further details, including arranging inspections and fees, please contact the venues directly.
Attachment 1 Proposal Quick Response Grant Program 2021 2022 Council Report233 KB
Trees and vegetation
The City of Port Phillip's parks and gardens are maintained by contracted, service providers. Council officers oversee the contracts and ensure that sites are maintained to the highest horticultural and arboricultural standards, so that they remain a key feature of Port Phillip.
The City of Port Phillip is an open and engaging council that operates in a collaborative and transparent manner when making decisions.
Child care services
The City of Port Phillip has Council, community managed and privately run early childhood education and care centres. Council manages a centralised waiting list for Council and community managed centres.
9.3 Att 1 Proposal Quick Response Grant Program 2021 2022 Council Report325 KB
Fishermans Bend and Port Melbourne parking changes
Council is improving parking for residents, businesses and visitors in Fishermans Bend and Port Melbourne.
Council Plan 2017 27 Year 3 Revised June 2019 (PDF 4.9 MB)5.8 MB
McGregor and Patterson Streets, Middle Park - Landscape Improvements
We’re improving the landscape and reducing stormwater pollutants at this intersection.
EPA Landfill Levy to support the rollout of the Circular Economy Policy5 May 2022
Assisting Council to implement the Circular Economy Policy.
Cecil and Napier Street - Pedestrian Safety Improvements
We’re upgrading this intersection to make it safer for all users and creating a water sensitive urban design.
Beaconsfield and Nimmo Street, Middle Park - Pedestrian Safety and Landscape Improvements
We’re upgrading this intersection to make it safer for all users.
Council will investigate unregistered and abandoned vehicles located on Council land.
Updated 3.1 Att 1 Council Plan 2021~1 And Budget 202122 Volume One888 KB
Attachment 3 Council Plan 2021 2031 (Year Two) And Budget 2022 23 Volume 35.4 MB
Report 14.2 Attach 3 Council Plan 2017 27 And Budget 2018 19 (1)4.9 MB
Petitions and Joint Letters
You can formally communicate requests, complaints and concerns to Council through petitions and joint letters.
Childcare centres consultation
Find out about the recent Council decision and debate on three community run centres
14.2 MAKING OF MEETING PROCEDURE LOCAL LAW NO.2174 KB
Early childhood education and care
There are many early childhood education and care services, within our City including Council, community and privately-run centres. Council runs four early childhood education and care centres and one extended hours Kindergarten.