Allowances & expenses for the Mayor and Councillors

The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors are entitled to receive an allowance while performing their duty as an elected official.

Under the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Act 2019 (Vic) (VIRTIPS Act), the Tribunal is required to make Determinations setting the values of the allowances, including allowance categories, payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors (Council members) in Victorian Councils.

On 17 June 2021, the Minister for Local Government requested that the Tribunal make the first Determination. The Determination was made on 7 March 2022 and came into effect from 18 December 2021.

The allowances paid to our Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors from 18 December 2021 – 17 December 2022 as set by the Determination inclusive of the Superannuation Guarantee Contribution, are:

Councillors

Deputy Mayor

Mayor

Total Allowance

$35,972

$59,658

 

$119,316

Reimbursement of expenses

Council is committed to supporting Councillors to effectively undertake their duties by providing appropriate resources. Expenses can be claimed in respect of:

  • travel
  • car mileage
  • childcare
  • information and communication technology
  • conferences and training. 

The Councillor Expenditure Policy provides the necessary governance around claiming expenses. 

Payments to Councillors - Last Quarter - July 2022 to September 2022

Payments to Councillors – July 2021 - June 2022

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Allowances

Expenses

Total

Andrew Fullagar

$8,993.01

$2,253.79

$11,246.80

David Eastham

$8,993.01

$989.41

$9,982.44

Fiona McAllister

$8,993.01

$663.34

$9,656.35

Jim Child (Mayor)

$29,829.00

$6,260.48

$36,089.48

Johanna Skelton (Deputy Mayor)

$14,462.55

$23.28

$14,485.83

Len Cox

$8,993.01

$584.26

$9,577.27

Richard Higgins

$8,993.01

$30.31

$9,023.92

Sophie Todorov

$8,993.01

$948.43

$9,941.44

Tim Heenan

$8,993.01

$151.20

$9,144.21

TOTAL

$107,242.62

$11,905.12

$119,147.74

 

Councillor Allowances and Expenses - Year to Date - July 2021 to June 2022

Payments to Councillors – July 2021 - June 2022

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Allowances

Expenses

Total

Andrew Fullagar,

$14,988.35

$821.19

$15,809.54

Cathrine Burnett-Wake

$9,223.59 $349.80

$9,573.39

David Eastham

$35,447.76

$270.05

$35,717.81

Fiona McAllister

$56,317.23

$806.17

$57,123.40

Jim Child (Mayor)

$94,688.51

$11,741.52

$106,430.03

Johanna Skelton (Deputy Mayor)

$50,155.99

$2,865.54

$53,021.53

Len Cox

$35,447.76

$3,181.74

$38,629.50

Richard Higgins

$35,447.76

$873.04

$36,320.80

Sophie Todorov

$35,447.76

$1,977.88

$37,425.64

Tim Heenan

$35,447.76

$2,018.08

$37,465.84

TOTAL

$402,612.47

$24,905.01

$427,517.48

*Allowances will be adjusted from May 2022 to reflect the changes that came into effect 18 December 2021