Documents for Public Inspection


There are a range of documents available for inspection pursuant to either the Local Government Act 1989, Local Government Act 2020 or their associated regulations.

For more information or to review a hard copy of this information, contact the Governance Department on 03 5750 2600.

Overseas or Interstate travel

Details of overseas or interstate travel (other than interstate travel by land for less than 3 days) undertaken in an official capacity by any Councillor or Council staff in the previous 12 months.

Interstate and Overseas Travel Register 2019-20(PDF, 59KB)

Personal Interest Returns

Section 133 of the Local Government Act 2020 (the 2020 Act) requires specified persons to lodge an initial person interest return with the Chief Executive Officer within a prescribed timeframe. Section 134 of the 2020 Act then requires a specified person (who continues to be a specified person) to lodge a biannual return with the Chief Executive Officer twice yearly. The matters contained in both the initial and biannual personal interest returns are prescribed in the Local Government (Governance and Integrity) Regulations 2020 (the 2020 Regulations).

Summary of Personal Interests Return

Register of Delegations

Under Section 11 (8) of the Local Government Act 2020, Council must maintain a public register of delegations.

Register of delegations(PDF, 18MB)

Register of Leases

Document containing details of all leases involving land which were entered into by the Council as lessor, including the lessee and the terms and the value of the lease. 

Register of leases entered into by Council(PDF, 89KB)


Register of Authorised Officers

Register of Authorised Officers(PDF, 170KB)


Donations and Grants made by Council

A list of donations and grants made by the Council in the previous 12 months, including the names of persons who, or bodies which, have received a donation or grant and the amount of each donation or grant.

Donations and grants made by Council(PDF, 198KB)


Elections Campaign Donations

Candidates who have submitted an Election Campaign Donation Return for the 2020 Local Government Election are included, with a summary of their donation return, on this document. Submitting these summaries is a requirement under Section Section 307 of the Local Government Act 2020.

Election campaign donations returns(PDF, 81KB)


Councillor Code of Conduct

Councillor Code of Conduct(PDF, 1MB)

Public Interest and Disclosure Policy

Public Interest and Disclosure Policy(PDF, 202KB)

Community Satisfaction Survey 2021 

The Victorian Community Satisfaction Survey (CSS) creates a vital interface between the council and their community.
Held annually, the CSS asks the opinions of local people about the place they live, work and play and provides confidence for councils
in their efforts and abilities.

This survey provides insight into the community’s views on:

• councils’ overall performance, with benchmarking against State wide and council group results

• value for money in services and infrastructure

• community consultation and engagement

• decisions made in the interest of the community

• customer service, local infrastructure, facilities, services and

• overall council direction.

Community Satisfaction Survey 2021 Benalla Rural City Council Report(PDF, 4MB)

Community Satisfaction Survey 2021 Benalla Rural City Council Tailored Report(PDF, 403KB)