We administer higher council rate caps, produce council compliance reports and conduct inquiries and reviews that promote sustainable outcomes for councils and the community.
View information on the higher cap applications we receive and whether we have accepted or rejected those applications.
We assess, then accept or reject higher rate caps proposed by councils.
View resources that aim to help councils apply for a higher cap, meet our reporting requirements and comply with the rate cap set by the minister or an approved higher cap.
Read compliance reports that determine whether councils have complied with the relevant rate cap when they sets their rates for each financial year.
View research and findings that promote the long-term interests of ratepayers.
The vast majority of Victorian councils have complied with the state government’s rate cap for the third year in a row, according to our 2018-19 council rate cap compliance report.
We assess, then approve or reject council applications for a higher rate cap than the one set by the Minister for Local Government. We also produce several resources that show why we approved or rejected a council's application.
Access resources for councils to effectively engage with communities about higher cap applications.