Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate

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The Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate is the dedicated integrity agency for local government in Victoria, with the primary role of investigating offences under the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) and to monitor councils governance and compliance with the Act.

This office has the responsibility to investigate concerns related to council operations including criminal or corruption offences involving councillors, senior council officers or any person subject to the conflict of interest provisions.

We also play an integral role in local council elections, as the primary agency to receive, assess and investigate matters and offences related to electoral provisions of the Act. This may involve candidates and voters alike and in order to support the democratic process during the 2016 elections, the Inspectorate increased resources to handle a significant rise in complaints and enquiries.

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The Local Government Inspectorate is the authority responsible for assessing and investigating complaints related to local council elections and potential criminal activity by senior council staff or councillors.

Find out how to make a complaint about your local councillor, council staff or election matters.

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Quality and compliance

Our compliance audit program encourages cooperation between councils and the Inspectorate to promote an effective, voluntary compliance culture, encourage best practice and achieve transparent governance.

Find out more about quality and compliance.

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Reports and newsletters

Read our latest compliance audit reviews and investigation reports and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Find out more about reports and newsletters.

As part of the integrity framework for Victoria, we also work collaboratively with the Victorian Electoral Commission, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) and the Victorian Ombudsman. Each agency plays a significant role and one of our key objectives is to provide advice and clarity for local government on those roles.

A key role of the Inspectorate is to promote voluntary compliance with the requirements of the Act and encourage best practice, accountability and transparency in local government.

Find out more about the Inspectorate.

Contact us

Street address:
Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate
Level 27, 1 Spring Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Post address:
Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate
GPO Box 2392
Melbourne Victoria 3001

Complaints hotline: 1800 469 359

Phone: 03 9665 9555

Email: inspectorate@lgici.vic.gov.au

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