Councillor Allowances and Reimbursements

Councillor Allowances

At the beginning of each Council term, Council is required to set allowances for its Councillors within the range that is set by the Minister for Local Government.

The Minister has classified each Council into one of three categories. According to size, Mildura Rural City Council has been classified as a Category 2 Council.

Currently, Council is transitioning between two Local Government Acts. Under the Local Government Act 2020, the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal will be responsible for setting allowances for the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors.

Until such time as this determination is made, Council must continue to comply with the Local Government Act 1989. Under the Local Government Act 1989, Council is required to review and determine Mayor and Councillor allowances by 30 June following a General Council Election.

On 7 March 2022, in accordance with section 23A of the Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal and Improving Parliamentary Standards Act 2019 (Vic) (VIRTIPS Act), the Tribunal made the below Allowance payable to Mayors, Deputy Mayors and Councillors.


Mayor

 Deputy Mayor

Councillor

Allowance

$96,470

 $48,235

$30,024

Councillor Expenses and Reimbursements

The Council Expenses Policy CP012 outlines the circumstances that a Councillor will be reimbursed for expenses when undertaking the role of a Councillor.

In accordance with this policy, a report detailing all expenses is to be presented to Council on a quarterly basis. These details will also be made available on Council's website.

The following table represents the total amount paid or reimbursed to each Councillor. These figures include allowances, superannuation guarantee allowance and any reimbursements made.  

Councillor

Quarter Three 2021/2022

Quarter Four 2020/21

Quarter One 2022/23

Quarter Two 2022/23

Cr Ian Arney 

 $7,279.18

$7,304.25

$7,361.86

$7,695.86 
 Cr Troy Bailey  N/A N/A  N/A  $7,549.50 

Cr Stefano De Pieri

 $7,225.50

$7,304.25

$7,225.50

$7,549.50 

Cr Mark Eckel

 $7,623.18

$7,876.24

$7,556.76

 $8,496.25

Cr Helen Healy

 $7,430.04

$11,277.31

$7,515.04

 $8,280.65

Cr Glenn Milne

$8,199.00 

$8,237.55

$7,851.96

$8338.88 

Cr Jason Modica

$7,970.84 

$27,810.72

$22,273.08

$15,316.59 

Cr Cyndi Power**

$7,266.41 

$7,304.25

$7,225.50

N/A 

Cr Jodi Reynolds

 $8,724.50

$8,094.25

$7,225.50

 $7,5559.50

Cr Liam

Wood

$23.221.76 

$7,304.25

$7,225.50

 $27,554.34

** denotes former Councillor