Sound CounselWelcome to Sound Counsel, a hub of information for the exclusive use of those working in local government in Victoria.
With more than 130 years experience in the sector, our lawyers have a special relationship with our local government clients. That is why we’ve developed this website. Here you will find helpful legal insights, checklists and other useful information that we have prepared to make your life a little easier.
Whether it’s an answer to a frequently asked question, links to key guidelines and legislation, or just a contact number, you will find it here. We will continue to update and add information so it’s always relevant to the issues you are facing. We welcome your suggestions and feedback.
Find guidelines and legislation fast
Local government is regulated by a long list of laws and rules which are constantly being revised and amended. To access the latest version of these documents, head to ‘Guidelines & Legislation’.Learn More
Checklists for better outcomes
Briefing a lawyer can be daunting if it’s not something you do regularly. Head to ‘Checklists’ for downloadable documents to help you brief your lawyer more efficiently and effectively.Learn More
Our Local Government team is here to help
Maddocks has more than 50 lawyers experienced in a wide range of areas relevant to Victorian local government. To find out more about our specialist teams, head to ‘Our People’.Learn More