Councillors receive an annual allowance determined by the State Government in (Section 74A & 74 B of The Local Government Act), based on the size and population of the municipality. Maribyrnong City Council is classed as a ‘Category 2’ Council and councillors are paid $21,859 each year, while the Mayor receives an annual allowance of $67,634.
In addition to the allowance, councillors are entitled to refunds for money spent on their duties as Councillors. They are also entitled to receive an appropriate level of support to enable them to be accessible and available to the community. The level of support and refunds are decided by the councillors themselves and details are provided in the Councillor Support and Expenses Policy (attached below). Council recently amended and updated the policy to make councillors expenses and refunds publicly available.
Details of individual councillor's support and expenses are reported quarterly at Council meetings and provided in the attached documents under the following categories: