Councillor support & expenses
The Mayor and Councillors are entitled to an annual allowance as set out in Section 74 of the Local Government Act 1989. The annual allowances are reviewed and determined by Council following the general Council election and are then reviewed annually by the Minister for Local Government. Effective from 1 December 2016 the annual allowance for the Mayor of Hobsons Bay is $76,521 and for all other Councillors is $24,730.
The Local Government Act also prescribes an additional payment to the Mayor and Councillors equivalent to the superannuation guarantee that may be paid to the Councillor as either an addition to their allowance or paid into their nominated superannuation fund (at the discretion of the Councillor).
The Mayor and Councillors are also entitled to recover any out of pocket expenses incurred while performing their duties as the Mayor or as a Councillor or a committee member, in accordance with Section 75 of the Local Government Act 1989.
The Councillor support and expenses policy(PDF, 277KB) has been developed to assist the Mayor and Councillors in understanding the administrative support, resources and facilities available to assist them perform their duties, and describes the out of pocket expenses that may be reimbursed.
Details of the net Councillor expenditure will be updated quarterly.
Councillor Expenses - July 2017 to June 2018(PDF, 192KB)
Councillor Expenses - November 2016 to June 2017(PDF, 23KB)
Councillor Expenses - July 2016 to October 2016(PDF, 364KB)
Councillor Expenses - July 2015 to June 2016(PDF, 171KB)
Councillor Expenses - July 2014 to June 2015(PDF, 126KB)
Councillor Expenses - July 2013 to June 2014(PDF, 129KB)
Councillor Expenses - December 2012 to June 2013(PDF, 107KB)
Councillor Expenses - December 2011 to June 2012(PDF, 33KB)
Councillor Expenses - December 2010 to November 2011(PDF, 37KB)