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 2018 the annual allowance for the Mayor of Hobsons Bay is $79,612 per annum and for all other Councillors is $25,730.
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 incurred during the current Council term (2016-2020) are publicly available on the Council website. The register of Councillor expenses prior to 2016 is available upon request.