Governance refers to the framework of rules, systems, relationships and processes by which an enterprise is directed, controlled and held to account and whereby authority within an organisation is exercised and maintained. It encompasses authority, accountability, stewardship and leadership, along with direction and control exercised in an organisation.

The Local Government Act sets out a governance framework including policies, meeting procedures, public consultation requirements, reporting (financial and non-financial) and the roles & responsibilities within the Council.


Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter Certificate

To view documentation please click here(PDF, 120KB) .


Local Government Inspectorate Report

Local Government Inspectorate Report Action Plan – Yarriambiack Shire Council adopted an Action Plan to respond to all the recommendations from the Protecting Integrity: Yarriambiack Shire Council Investigation. The Action Plan can be found here and Council will report against the recommendations quarterly.

Any questions can be directed to the CEO on or (03) 5398 0100.


Download the 2023 Community Satisfaction Survey Results(PDF, 2MB)