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About the Inspectorate


The Local Government Inspectorate is the dedicated integrity agency for local government in Victoria.

The Inspectorate investigates offences under the Local Government Act 1989 and plays an integral role in monitoring governance in Victorian councils.


Led by the Chief Municipal Inspector (CMI), the Inspectorate is responsive to issues which impact the state and is focussed on promoting best practice throughout the sector.

Find out more about the functions and powers of the Chief Municipal Inspector.


The Inspectorate is committed to encouraging the highest levels of transparency and accountability across the sector.

Safeguarding the appropriate use of public office and resources, the Inspectorate exists to ensure that your council and elected councillors work to achieve the best outcomes for the community.

The Inspectorate does this by:

  • formulating and delivering education and education programs
  • delivering strategies and programs to prevent corruption and the misuse of public resources
  • fostering positive behaviours and attitudes within local government.

Partner agencies

The Inspectorate partners with other independent agencies including:

Read more about the Inspectorate and related agencies.

Got a complaint about your local councillor, council staff or election matters?

The Inspectorate is the responsible authority for assessing and investigating complaints related to local council elections and potential corruption by senior council staff or councillors. Visit the Complaints page for further information.

Freedom of Information

For information regarding the process for making a request to the Inspectorate under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, please contact the Inspectorate directly.

Officers responsible for the initial receipt and processing of FOI requests are listed below:

Michelle Day
Business Support Officer

For more information about FOI, visit the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner's website.