Councillor expenses

  • Councillors are entitled, under section 40 of the Local Government Act 2020, to seek reimbursement for expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties. 
  • We support workplace equity, where all councillors are able to participate and perform in their role equally. As such, and in line with the Councillors Expense Policy, reimbursements may be sought for carer and childcare needs to ensure councillors can undertake their official duties as elected representatives.
  • We also support the professional development of councillors during their time in office, including an allowance for professional development as part of the Councillor Expense Policy.

Read the Councilor Expenses Policy

  • Vehicles more than 4 cylinders or 35 power mass units (pmu) and over: 113.346 cents per kilometre
  • Vehicles 4 cylinders and less, or less than 35 power mass units (pmu): 93.414 cents per kilometre

Mobile phone useage is $75 flat fee per councillor per month.

Cr Stephanie Davies

Professional development expenses - $77.00 + 550 MAV credit points
'Back yourself - tap into your inner confidence and soar with Ruth McGowan (approved by Mayor Cr Brett Owen)

Speed reading (550 MAV Councillor credit points, no expense incurred)

Cr Brett Owen

Professional development expenses - $495.00
VLGA FestTrack 2021 Leadership program

Cr Jack Kowarzik

Professional development expenses - $495.00 + 220 MAV credit points
VLGA FestTrack 2021 Leadership program

Presentation and public speaking skills (220 MAV Councillor credit points, no expense incurred)

Cr Brett Owen

Professional development expenses - $50.00
Parks & Leisure digital parks webinar

Cr Graeme Moore

Travel expenses - $1,451.96
1281 kilometres travelled between 11 May and 4 August 2021

Cr Stephanie Davies

Travel expenses - $155.07
166 kilometres travelled between 28 July and 2 August 2021

General expenses - $454.32
Childcare 

Cr Tammy Radford

Professional development expenses - 220 MAV credit points
Understanding Council finances (MAV credit points, no expense to Council incurred)

Cr Collin Ross

Travel expenses - $937.07
839.2 kilometres between 25 February - 19 July 2021

General expenses - $98.97
Stationery, iPad accessories

Cr Jeff Springfield

Travel expenses - $487.62
522 kilometres between 22 May - 14 July 2021

Cr Stephanie Davies

Travel expenses - $620.27
664 kilometres between 17 May - 12 July 2021

General expenses - $596.30
Childcare

Cr Jeff Springfield

Travel expenses - $1155.53 
1237 kilometres between 19 February 2021 and 20 May 2021

Cr Stephanie Davies

General expenses - $665.64
Childcare

Professional development - $5,500.00
Ruth McGowan coaching course. Approval granted by Mayor Cr Brett Owen

Cr Jack Kowarzik

Travel expenses - $32.69
35 kilometres on 10 May 2021

General expenses - $138.95 iPad case

Professional development - $385
MAV meeting procedure workshop

Cr Graeme Moore

Travel expenses - $1771.60
1563 kilometres between 8 March 2021 and 29 April 2021

Cr Stephanie Davies

Travel expenses - $63.52
68 kilometres between 18 April 2021 and 15 May 2021

General expenses - $1389.77
$1259.78 – childcare
$129.99 – iPad case

Cr Brett Owen

Professional development - $385
MAV meeting procedure workshop

Cr Jeff Springfield

Professional development - $7368
MAV AICD Directors course - 28 May to 25 June

Cr Graeme Moore

Travel expenses – $610.93
539 kilometres travelled between 26 January 2021 and 4 March 2021

Cr Collin Ross

Travel expenses – $446.13
394 kilometres travelled between 19 November 2020 and 24 February 2021

General expenses – $47.50
Phone case and screen protector

Cr Carol Ryan

Travel expenses – $244.93
262 kilometres travelled between 7 December 2020 and 22 February 2021

Cr Stephanie Davies

Travel expenses – $61.65
66 kilometres travelled between 25 January 2021 and 29 March 2021

General expenses – $237
$117.70 for childcare
$119.40 for Working With Children Check

Cr Brett Owen

Professional development – $440
MAV meeting procedure workshop

Cr Jeff Springfield

Travel expenses - $754.79
808 kilometres travelled between 14 November 2020 and 8 February 2021

General expenses - $324
Taxi fare, mobile phone and iPad case

Cr Tammy Radford

Professional development - $670.99
Spruikit Local Government Councillor Presentation Skills Training

Cr Ray Brown

Travel expenses - $474.92
419 kilometres travelled between 19 November 2020 and 16 December 2020

Cr Tammy Radford

Professional development - $2,329.01 (Course total $3900,  Cr Tammy Radford reimbursed CSC $1,570.99)
Ruth McGowan Coaching
Day on a page training

Cr Stephanie Davies

Professional development - $99
Day on a page training

Cr Jack Kowarzik

Professional development - $99
Day on a page training

Cr Stephanie Davies

Travel expenses - $87.28
77 kilometres travelled between 14 October 2020 and 21 December 2020.

Cr Jack Kowarzik

General expenses - $173.93
Purchased a laptop bag, diary and phone case

Cr Stephanie Davies

General expenses - 848.25
$198.25 Mobile phone case and laptop bag
$650 Childcare

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Nil.

Cr Collin Ross

Travel expenses - $1562.32
1346 kilometres travelled between 19 December 2019 and 19 March 2020.

General expenses - $100
$100 for parking, Linkt and stationary expenses.

Cr Graeme Moore

Travel expenses - $2104.84
1857 kilometres travelled between 25 January 2020 and 13 March 2020.

Professional development - $55
EC Women in Conservation Dinner (5 March 2020)

Cr Michael Schilling

Travel expenses - $212.05
227 kilometres travelled between 7 October 2019 and 16 March 2020.

Cr Carol Ryan

Professional development - $55
CEC Women in Conservation Dinner (5 March 2020)

Cr Brett Owen

Professional development: $55
CEC Women in Conservation Dinner (5 March 2020)

Cr Jeff Springfield

Professional development - 1717.98
$1222.98 for Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference 4-7 May 2020 (Due to Covid19 a refund is being sought)
$55 for CEC Women in Conservation Dinner (5 March 2020)
$440 for VLGA FastTrack 2020 The Final Count Down

Cr Leticia Wilmot

Travel expenses - $1429.23   
1530 kilometres travelled between 2 October 2019 and 18 December 2019.

Cr Collin Ross

Travel expenses - $3328.63
2936.7 kilometres travelled between 17 September 2019 and 18 December 2019.

General expenses -  $290.43
Parking and Linkt expenses

Cr Graeme Moore

Travel expenses - $624.54
551 kilometres travelled between 13 November 2019 and 23 December 2019

General expenses - $440
For VLGA FastTrack 2020 program on 28 February 2020.

Cr Brett Owen

Travel expenses - $1124.39
992 kilometres travelled between 13 September 2019 and 27 November 2019.

Cr Brett Owen

Professional development - $220
Vic/Tas Modular Pavilion event 13 November 2019 - Development of Dog Park from Policy to Practice.

Cr Collin Ross

Travel expenses - $3273.21
2887.8 kilometres travelled between 26 March 2019 and 25 June 2019

Professional development - 1450 MAV points used
MAV Councillor Development Weekend 

Cr Michael Schilling

Travel expenses - $214.10
229.2 kilometres travelled between 25 March 2019 and 31 June 2019

Cr Leticia Wilmot

Travel expenses - $1661.84
1779 kilometres travelled between 1 April 2019 and 27 June 2019

Cr Brett Owen

Travel expenses - $952.11
840 kilometres travelled between 1 April 2019 and 27 June 2019

Professional development - $110
Vic/Tas Modular Pavilion Event

Cr Ray Brown

Travel expenses - $838.76
740 kilometres travelled between 1 May 2019 and 29 June 2019

Professional development - $110 and 1450 MAV points
1450 MAV points used for MAV Councillor Development Weekend
$110 for Vic/Tas Modular Pavilion Event

Cr Graeme Moore

Professional development - $110 and 1450 MAV points
1450 MAV points used for MAV Councillor Development Weekend
$110 for Vic/Tas Modular Pavilion Event

Cr Leticia Wilmot

Travel expenses - $2104.62
2253 kilometres between 1 July 2019 and 30 September 2019

Cr Graeme Moore

Travel expenses - $4350.67
3834 kilometres between 27 June 2019 and 16 September 2019

General expenses: $442.51
For parking and etag expenses

Professional development - Mav points used
MAV State conference dinner (17 October)

Cr Ray Brown

Travel expenses - $1534.70
1354 kilometres between 1 July 2019 and 26 September 2019           

General expenses - $28.20
Taxi fare to a MAV conference

Cr Jeff Springfield

Travel expenses - $1134.98
1215 kilometres between 8 August 2019 and 14 October 2019

Cr Michael Schilling

Travel expenses - $190.75
204.2 kilometres between 1 July 2019 and 18 September 2019

Cr Jeff Springfield

Travel expenses - $930.40
996 kilometres between 4 June 2019 and 5 August 2019

Cr Brett Owen

Travel expenses - $759.42
670 kilometres between 1 July 2019 and 30 August 2019

Cr Graeme Moore

Professional development: $363.00
VLGA Masterclass on Community Engagement 21 August 2019

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