About Council

Everything you need to know about how council works, including Councillors, organisational structure, rates, opportunities, news and getting in touch.

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Everything you need to know about getting in touch: where to find us, making payments, multilingual and additional support, media enquiries and more.
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Details on rates, including payments, capping, the rating process, how proceeds are used and your responsibilities as a ratepayer.
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All Council elections are held every four years and the election process is undertaken by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC)
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Find out about our organisational structure, our vision and plans for the future of Darebin. Our strategic, operational and financial performance and governance measures in place.
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We are committed to making information available that explains how we operate and how we make our decisions.
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Find out about grant programs available in Darebin.
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Get the latest on status updates on tenders, learn more about requirements for your tender submission and read up on our principals and practices.
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The Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based Census results on Population and Housing.
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Read up on our key projects occurring within the City, including key campaigns, masterplans and 10 year strategies.
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We are an organisation that values inclusion, sustainability, service excellence, diversity and inclusion. Find out about us and how to work with us.
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Stay up-to-date with the latest council news, sign-up to our regular newsletters, or access the media centre.
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Join in the conversation about our projects and help us make decisions that reflect your priorities.
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