The Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal (Tribunal) is responsible for setting remuneration for Members of Parliament (MPs), local councillors and executives in the Victorian public sector.
The Tribunal was established under the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Act 2019
The Minister responsible for the Tribunal is the Minister for Government Services.
The Tribunal is supported by a Secretariat that sits within the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Functions of the Tribunal
The Tribunal inquires into and makes Determinations on:
- basic salary and allowances for MPs, including additional salary and allowances for Ministers and other parliamentary officeholders
- remuneration bands for executives employed in the Victorian Public Service
- remuneration bands for executives employed in prescribed public entities
- allowances provided to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors in local governments
The Tribunal will also conduct reviews and publish reports on remuneration trends in the public sector.
Two independent Compliance Officers, attached to the Tribunal, hear and determine appeals from MPs in relation to the use of certain work-related parliamentary allowances.