Governance Rules (PDF)

The Greater Bendigo City Council Governance Rules are made under section 60 of the Local Government Act 2020 (Vic.). The objectives of the Governance Rules are to:

  • provide for the peace, order and good government of the Greater Bendigo municipal district;
  • provide for the administration of Council’s powers and functions;
  • regulate proceedings at meetings;
  • regulate the procedure for the election of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor;
  • provide mechanisms within meeting arrangements for Council to ascertain community views and expectations;
  • provide an Election Period Policy to regulate compliance in the lead up to local government elections.