Council Resources

Community Satisfaction Survey | Council Plan and Budgets | Community and Economic Development Plans | Annual Reports | Governance | Local Laws | Policies | Worksafe

See listed below a range of resources available for you, please click to open document.

Community Satisfaction Survey

2020 Hindmarsh Shire Council Community Satisfaction Survey Results

2019 Hindmarsh Shire Council Community Satisfaction Survey Results

2018 Hindmarsh Shire Council Community Satisfaction Survey Results

2017 Hindmarsh Shire Council Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Council Plan and Budgets

2020/2021 Council Budget  (adopted 24 June 2020)

2017-2021 Council Plan (amended and adopted 24 June 2020)

2019/2020 Council Budget (adopted 26 June 2019)

2017/2021 Council Plan(amended and adopted 27 June 2019)

2018/2019 Council Budget (adopted 27 June 2018)

2017/2021 Council Plan (amended and adopted 27 June 2018)

2017/2018 Council Budget

2017/2021 Council Plan

2016/2017 Council Budget

2013/2017 Council Plan

Community and Economic Development Plans

Karen Community Plan 2017-2021 - English

Karen Community Plan 2017-2021 - Karen

Hindmarsh Sport and Recreation Strategy 2016

Dimboola Community Precinct Plan 2016

Jeparit Community Plan 2016-2019

Rainbow Community Plan 2016-2019

Nhill Community Precinct Plan 2016

Economic Development Strategy 2015 - 2020

2014 Karen Community Plan - English

2014 Karen Community Plan - Karen 

Climate Change Adaptation Strategy 2012

Nhill Aerodrome Master Plan 2019

Annual Reports

2019/20 Annual Report

2018/19 Annual Report

2017/18 Annual Report

2016/17 Annual Report

2015/16 Annual Report

2014/15 Annual Report

2013/14 Annual Report

2012/13 Annual Report

2011/12 Annual Report

2010/11 Annual Report

2009/10 Annual Report

2008/09 Annual Report

2007/08 Annual Report


Public Transparency Policy (Adopted 19 August 2020)

Conflict of Interest Policy Council (Adopted 19 August 2020)

Signed S6 Instrument of Delegation to Members of Council Staff

Signed S5 Instrument of Delegation to Chief Executive Officer

Governance Rules (Adopted 19 August 2020)

Local Government 2020 - Candidate Handbook Postal Elections 2020

Councillor Code of Conduct

Councillor Interaction with Staff Policy

Information for public inspection

Freedom of Information Fact Sheet

Freedom of Information Part II Statement

Environmental Health

A Guide to dealing with Residential Noise

For more information on noise complaints, visit the Enivornmental Protection Authority Victoria website here.

Local Laws

Hindmarsh Municipal Local Law

Domestic Animal Management Plan 2017-2021

Domestic Animal Management Plan 2013-2017

Hindmarsh Meeting Procedure and Common Seal Local Law

Dog Attack Procedure 2019


Council Gifts and Hospitality Policy

Financial Hardship Policy

Media Policy

Public Interest Disclosure Policy

Procurement Policy 2019

Public Arts Policy 2018

Privacy Policy 2017


WorkSafe Claims Manual



As of 11:59pm 18 October 2020, some restrictions eased for Regional Victoria's third step. 

Our Nhill Customer Service centre is now open to members of the public from Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Our Dimboola, Jeparit and Rainbow Libraries and Customer Service centres have also opened, you can find out the opening hours by visit our Libraries page here.

Halls and the cinema will remain closed as under the third step indoor venues are to be closed.

Updated 29/10/2020