Governance and Transparency

We are committed to making information available that explains how we operate and how we make our decisions.

Good governance and integrity underpin local government democracy, accountability and conduct. Adherence to these principles enables our community to hold the Council to account for its performance and reflects the obligations of the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act).

Council decision making is also conducted with transparency. The process by which decisions are made is transparent and clearly articulated in Council's Governance Rules 2020 for the scrutiny of our community and accountability of Councillors and Council officers.


public registery
Find Public Register documents here for inspection.
council policies
Find the full list of our current policies and strategies here.
standing committee
Standing Committees are formal committees that either make decisions, manage a service or facility or advise Council on responsibilities.
community advisory
Community Advisory Committees facilitate community participation and input into policy and service development, projects and events.
council elections
All Council elections are held every four years and the election process is undertaken by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC)
local laws
Find Local Law details on governance, general, tree protection, mobile traders, charity collectors and skip bins.
freedom of information
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives you the right to request access to government-held information about you or about policies and decisions.
child safe
Council has created a Safeguarding Children Policy which is applicable to all Council staff and representatives.
place naming
Naming requests for places, features, localities and roads in Darebin must adhere to Darebin’s Road & Place Naming Policy, find out more.