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Registers for inspection

The City of Melbourne is required by law to collect and make public information about some of the councillors and council administration activities, roles and responsibilities. We also publish information that is not required by law as part of our commitment to transparent and open governance.

Statutory requirements

The Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) requires our CEO, councillors and any officers nominated by the CEO (or delegate) to complete Personal Interests Returns.

The CEO (or delegate) has the power to determine which Council staff are nominated to submit Personal Interests Returns based on the nature of an officer s job, including but not limited to their financial and other delegations.

Section 135 of the Act requires Council to publish a summary of the most recent Personal Interests Returns which have been lodged with Council.

For more information about significant gifts given to election candidates to use in their campaign, see Election campaign donation returns.

Non-statutory requirements

As well as our statutory requirements, we make this information available.

Except for minutes that have been closed to the public under section 66 of the Local Government Act 2020, you can access the agendas for and minutes of:

  • ordinary and special meetings
  • delegated committee meetings that were established under section 63 of the Act.

See Committees and meetings and Meetings archive.

Councillors are required to declare all conflicts of interest under sections 127 and 128 of the Local Government Act 2020

Information about contracts valued at:

  • $150,000 or more for the purchase of goods and services
  • $200,000 or more for the carrying out of works.

These contracts are not part of section 186(5) of the Act and were awarded without competitive processes.

Details of councillor access to tickets to Council owned and sponsored events.

Visit Allowances and expenses for more information.

Visit Allowances and expenses for more information.

Gift register capturing all council-related gifts, benefits or hospitality valued at more than $500 received and kept by councillors for the current Council term.

Information about who we donated to and grants that we awarded including how much we donated or awarded.

These reports contain information about purchase orders of $500,000 and over.

Information about the organisations and associations that we are members of, including all fees paid.

Visit the Property Lease Register for details of all property, finance and operating leases involving land, building, plant, computer equipment or vehicles entered into by the Council as lessor or lessee, including the name of the other party to the lease and the terms and value of the lease.

For senior officers' remuneration details please refer to the City of Melbourne Annual Report 2022-23 (Note 7, page 268).

Visit Allowances and expenses for more information.

our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.