Allowances for Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors – annual adjustment

The Tribunal is required to make annual adjustments to the allowances for Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors.

The Tribunal is required to make annual adjustments to the values of the allowances set in its Allowance payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors (Victoria) Determination No. 01/2022

Annual Adjustment 2023

On 30 June 2023, the Tribunal made the Allowance payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors (Victoria) Annual Adjustment Determination 2023.

The Tribunal determined a 2% increase to the values of the base allowances payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors, effective from 1 July 2023. A 2% increase has also been applied to the base allowance values which take effect on:

  • 18 December 2023
  • 18 December 2024 (Mayors and Deputy Mayors only)
  • 18 December 2025 (Mayors and Deputy Mayors only).

The Determination also adjusted the value of the remote area travel allowance by 2%.

The Determination, including the Statement of Reasons, is available here:

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Before making the Determination, the Tribunal published notice of its intention to make a Determination, including details about the proposed Determination, and invited submissions.

The Tribunal received three submissions.

The notice of intention is available below.

Annual Adjustment 2022

On 8 December 2022, the Tribunal made the Allowance payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors (Victoria) Annual Adjustment Determination 2022.

The Tribunal determined a 1.5% increase to the values of the base allowances payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors, effective from 18 December 2022. A 1.5% increase has also been applied to the base allowance values which take effect on:

  • 18 December 2023
  • 18 December 2024 (Mayors and Deputy Mayors only)
  • 18 December 2025 (Mayors and Deputy Mayors only).

The Determination also adjusted the value of the remote area travel allowance by 1.5%.

The Determination, including the Statement of Reasons, is available here:

Allowance payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors (Victoria) Annual Adjustment Determination 2022
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As part of making the Determination, the Tribunal issued a notice of intention on 4 October 2022, which outlined the matters being considered by the Tribunal and invited submissions.

The Tribunal received two submissions.

The notice of intention is available below.

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