Councillors Expense & Travel Register

Mayoral and Councillor Allowance 

Following a general election Victorian Councils are required to set the level of allowances for the Mayor and Councillors for that term of Council. 

Victorian Councils under the Local Government Victoria Mayoral and Councillor Allowances category classification system are placed into one of three categories, determined by total revenue and estimated resident population.

Hume City Council under this classification system is ranked the fourth highest Council in the State (excluding the City of Melbourne). Council's high ranking is due to the municipality’s large population to Councillor ratio, its location within a significant growth corridor, its cultural diversity and the economic challenges for its residents.

Council at its meeting of 13 February 2017 resolved to continue the previous practice of paying the Mayoral and Councillor allowance at the maximum allowable for a Category 3 Council. The annual allowances currently paid to the Mayor and Councillors of Hume City Council are advised as follows:

  • Councillors: $33,094 including the 9.5% Super Guarantee
  • Mayor: $105,705 including the 9.5% Super Guarantee 

 

Councillor Expenses

The Councillors Expenses Entitlement Policy.pdf provides a broad overview of how Council provides assistance and support to the Mayor and Councillors in carrying out their role and official duties.

As part of Council's commitment to open government, Council has decided that details of Councillor expenses in the following categories be released on a regular basis and be accessible on Council's website.

 

Equipment Provided

Councillors are each provided with a Laptop, wireless internet access (9G maximum per month), iPhone, iPad, multi-function printer, fax and scanner and Cabcharge Card (expenditure is shown in attachment below).

Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 April - 30 June 2019
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 January to 31 March 2019
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 October to 31 December 2018
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 July to 30 September 2018
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 April to 30 June 2018
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 January to 31 March 2018
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 October to 31 December 2017
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 July to 30 September 2017
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 July to 30 September 2016 adjustments 24 Oct 26 and 15 Sep 2017  
Schedule of Councillor Expenses 1 April to 30 June 2017  
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 January to 31 March 2017    
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 7 November to 31 December 2016  
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 to 30 October 2016  
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016 
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 July to 30 September 2016 
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 April to 30 June 2016
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 January to 31 March 2016
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 October to 31 December 2015  
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 July to 30 September 2015
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 April to 30 June 2015
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 January to 31 March 2015
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 October to 31 December 2014
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 July to 30 September 2014
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 April to 30 June 2014
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1_January_to_31_March_2014
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 October to 31 December 2013
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 July to 30 September 2013
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 April to 30 June 2013
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 January to 31 March 2013
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 October to 31 December 2012
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 July to 30 September 2012
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 April to 30 June 2012
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 January to 31 March 2012
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 October to 31 December 2011
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 July to 30 September 2011c
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 April to 30 June 2011
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 January to 31 March 2011.
Schedule of Councillor Expenses - 1 October to 31 December 2010

The Mayor is provided with a car during his/her Mayoral Term. The expenditure associated with this vehicle is not included in the table attached below.

 

Travel Register

For full details of costs incurred by Councillors and Council Staff while travelling interstate and overseas on Council business, please refer to the following Interstate and Overseas Travel Register, published on a quarterly basis:

Travel Register

The register provides details of travel undertaken including a total cost that includes fares, accommodation, conference registration, sustenance and other incidental costs associated with travel.

The Councillor Training and Conference Policy details the requirements for overseas travel and the approval process.

This page contains downloadable documents. In order to view PDF documents you will require Adobe Reader.

If you are experiencing difficulties downloading these PDF files, contact us on 9205 2200.


Updated : 2:05 PM, 23 September 2019

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