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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 1989

The Local Government Act 1989 sets out the legislative framework that requires Councils to be accountable to their local communities in the performance of functions, the exercise of powers and the use of resources.  You can find the latest version of the Local Government Act online at www.legislation.vic.gov.au in the 'Victorian Law Today Library'. 

Processes of Municipal Government

The way Council conducts its formal meetings and applies its Common Seal are detailed in Local Law No. 1 and Local Law No. 2 respectively.  


Local Law No. 1

Local Law No 1 -Procedures for Formal Council Meetings 2017


Local Law No. 2

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


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/



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