Councillor Allowances and Expenses


Councillor Allowances

Council is required to set an allowance for its Councillors within the range set by the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal.

Each Council is put in one of three categories according to size. Baw Baw Shire has been classified as a Category 2 Council. As of 1 July 2023, the allowances are set as follows:

  • Mayoral Allowance $102,650
  • Deputy Mayoral Allowance $51,325
  • Councillor Allowance $31,980

Councillor and Audit Committee Member Expenses

Council adopted the Councillor Expenses and Entitlement Policy on 13 July 2016, which applies to all expenses and entitlements for Councillors and Audit Committee members from 13 July 2016.

The Policy requires that Councillor and Audit Committee member expenses are published on the Council website. Details of expenses for this current financial year are tabled below. 

For more information about the expense categories and allowances, download the Policy from A-Z Policies and Documents online, email the Governance team or call 5624 2411 to request a hard copy of the Policy. 

Baw Baw Shire Council Councillor Expenses 2022/23

Baw-Baw-Shire-Council-Councillor-Expenses-Summary-2022-23.pdf(PDF, 187KB)

Baw Baw Shire Council Councillor Expenses 2021/22

Baw-Baw-Shire-Council-Councillor-Expenses-Summary-2021-22.pdf(PDF, 160KB)