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Your Council

We are one of 79 councils throughout Victoria. Formed in 1994, East Gippsland Shire Council covers nearly 10 per cent of Victoria.

Our Corporate Symbol

The graphic symbolises the unification of the five former Local Government Councils to create East Gippsland Shire Council:

  • City of Bairnsdale
  • Shire of Bairnsdale
  • Shire of Omeo
  • Shire of Orbost
  • Shire of Tambo

It visually describes the unique natural features of the region including the mountains, waterways and vegetation and symbolises the future growth and development of the area.


It is a dynamic, unique and powerful mark that is readily identified as belonging to East Gippsland. 

Its colours of blue, green and yellow are fresh, bright and clear, in keeping with the pristine nature of the shire.


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Local Government Act 2020

In March 2020 the Victorian Government passed the Local Government Act 2020 providing a contemporary legislative framework for local government in Victoria and strengthening the emphasis on improved service delivery, improved Councillor conduct, strong local democracy, community confidence in decision making and working with other Councils and Governments.


The Act which commenced in April 2020 replaces the Local Government Act 1989 and is being phased in until July 2021. During the transition period provisions in the Local Government Act 2020 will commence and sections in the Local Government Act 1989 will be repealed.

Conduct of Council meetings

The process for conducting Council meetings is guided by Governance Rules.  

The Governance Rules provide for Council to consider and make decisions on any matter fairly and on the merits and enable a person whose rights are directly affected by a decision to have their views heard and interest considered in the process.

The Governance Rules apply to Council meetings and meetings of delegated committees and community asset committees.


Governance Rules

Governance Rules 


Local Law No. 2

The way Council applies its Common Seal is detailed in Local Law No. 2 

Local Law No. 2 - Processes of Municipal Government Common Seal 2017


image003-3.jpg Canberra Region Joint Organisation 

East Gippsland Shire Council is a proud affiliate member of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO). The vision of the CRJO is ‘working together to deliver better outcomes for our communities and the region’.

The CRJO region is located in south-eastern NSW and surrounds the ACT. Working closely with councils and its affiliate members the CRJO provides networking and funding opportunities for councils to drive large-scale and imperative infrastructure projects, investment opportunities and socio-cultural progress.       

More information available at https://crjo.nsw.gov.au/

Timber Toimage001-4.pngwns Victoria

East Gippsland Shire Council is a member of Timber Towns Victoria and has two representatives nominated to attend meetings, one of whom is a councillor.

Membership of the association is open to all Victorian municipalities where forest industries are recognised as significant contributors to the economy and community.

More information available at: https://timbertownsvictoria.com.au/


One Gippsland Logo.pngOne Gippsland

East Gippsland Shire Council is a member of One Gippsland. One Gippsland is the peak regional advocacy body representing this diverse region. The aim is to connect the dots between government, business and community, while also collectively working together to champion the interests of our region and our people.

More information available at: https://onegippsland.org/



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