Results of 2017–18 Audits: Local Government

Tabled: 19 December 2018


The Victorian local government sector consists of 79 councils, 10 regional library corporations and 16 associated entities.

This report provides Parliament with an outline of the results of our financial audits of the entities within the sector, and our observations, for the year ended 30 June 2018. We also comment on the outcomes of our audits of the 79 council performance reports.

We also assess the sector’s financial performance during the 2017–18 financial year and the council’s financial sustainability as at 30 June 2018.

We made one recommendation for Local Government Victoria and five recommendations for councils.

Local government data dashboard

We have developed an interactive data dashboard summarising the financial statement data for all Victorian councils.


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