The Local Government Inspectorate is the lead integrity agency for Victorian councils. We are an independent agency that ensures Victoria’s councils follow the Local Government Act. Our responsibilities include:
- accepting and investigating complaints about council operations, including councillors and council staff
- monitoring governance and compliance with the Act
- providing guidance and education for councils
- encouraging transparency and accountability across the sector.
Our role is to ensure compliance by investigating and prosecuting breaches of the provisions in the 2020 Act and prior to it coming into force, the 1989 Act.
We also provide guidance and education by undertaking reviews and audits and providing suggestions and recommendations to improve procedures and potential amendments to legislation.