We are proud to deliver over 100 different services to our vibrant and diverse community. Discover our community, heritage and surrounds. Learn what drives our strategic vision - and how we do it.
Rates and valuations
Learn more about your property's rates and valuations.
Discover our area, history and demographics
There’s something for everyone in Manningham. From sacred sites of the area’s First Peoples to the early gold mining settlements, the local area has a bit of everything for you to appreciate and enjoy.
Grants, Funding and Hardship Assistance
We are committed to developing and fostering partnerships with not-for-profit groups and organisations whose work enriches the municipality and is consistent with our vision.
Strategies, plans and policies
Find information on our strategies, plan and policies.
Building a better Manningham
We are committed to managing our city’s infrastructure efficiently and sustainably to better meet the needs and expectations of our growing community.
Our capital works program brings this commitment to life by managing the maintenance and improvement of council assets, facilities and community spaces through a number of key projects.
Council Plan was adopted at the Council Meeting on 24 August 2021.
The Council Plan is our promise to you in pursuit of our community’s vision for the future and to achieve the very best for Manningham.
The Council Plan 2021 – 2025 sets out our priorities and goals over Council’s four year term.
We will focus on:
- improving core services
- community wellbeing — particularly for younger and older people
- our local environment
- local businesses.
Themes and goals
The Council Plan has five themes and 11 goals.
We have developed actions to deliver outcomes for every goal, for every theme.
Well Governed Council
Vibrant and Prosperous Economy
Liveable Places and Spaces
Download the Council Plan
Council elections happen every 4 years on the fourth Saturday in October. Voting is by post.
The Local Government Act 2020 and the Local Government (Electoral) Regulations 2020, regulates conduct of council elections. The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) manages the process.
If you’ve got any questions about the electoral process, you can contact the election office on 8619 1140.
Manningham ward structure
Manningham has 9 wards with a councillor in each. The wards are:
Election period policy
The Local Government Act 2020 requires an Election Period Policy that gives councillors and officers guidance. The policy deals with the period leading up to, and during the election period.
For more information, you can view our policy.
Council meetings are the formal decision-making forum for our Council.
When is the next council meeting?
Select the council meeting below to learn more.
How council meetings work
The Governance Rules (the Rules) outlines the formal procedures of meetings and debates.
How debates work in meetings
The procedure for debates and decision-making during a meeting item follows the same format. The mayor introduces each item by reading out the number and title. A Councillor will then move a motion.
Generally, the motion can take any of the following forms:
- move the officer's recommendation in the council agenda for that item
- move an officer's alternative recommendation
- move a councillor's alternative motion
- move a procedural motion.
If you attend a meeting, you’ll see that the rules follows the state and federal parliamentary systems of government. As a result, you’ll get to see the considering of a motion, debates and votes on amendments by our councillors. It’s the Westminster system at the local level.
View decisions from past council meetings
How to find planning zones
Use the search bar in the top left hand corner to locate a property.
A pop-up will appear on the bottom of the screen, select Planning Zones to view all relevant planning zones.
Select a planning zone link to view more information
To view planning zones across Manningham, use the zoom in and zoom out icons or use the scroll on your mouse to view planning zones on each property.
How to find planning overlays
Use the search bar in the top left hand corner to locate a property.
A pop-up will appear on the bottom of the screen, select Planning Overlays to view all relevant planning overlays.
Select a planning overlay link to view more information.
To view planning overlays across Manningham, use the zoom in and zoom out icons or use the scroll on your mouse to view planning overlays on each property.
How to find planning applications
Refer to the top left of the screen and select the What's nearby menu
Select Planning Applications from the menu.
Choose the type of application:
- Option one: Select Planning applications - advertising to view planning applications currently being advertised on or near the property you have searched for.
- Option two: Select Planning applications - current to view planning applications in use on or near the property you have searched for.
Select a planning application to view more information.
A pop-up will appear on the bottom of the screen, select View Permit Details to view the application.
How to view the MelbWater overlay
Melbourne Water has designated land under Regulation 806 for proposed works/structures that may affect Melbourne Water's waterways and/or assets.
Refer to the top right of the screen and select the change map icon.
Choose the MelbWater Reg154 layer. The map will change to reflect the overlay on each property.
Use your mouse to scroll/zoom in and zoom out of the map to view in detail the overlay and which properties are affected.
Select a property to view more detailed information about the planning zones on a property.
If you’d like to ask a question on the day of the meeting, submit your question in writing to the question box in the Council Chamber. Submit your question before the start of the meeting.
Members of the public can attend Council meetings in person. We have reviewed our Council meeting practices to ensure we provide a safe environment for Councillors, staff and the community at meetings. Council meetings will continue to be live streamed and we encourage you to follow the meeting on our Facebook page (even if you don’t have a Facebook account) or website. The live stream is not interactive. Any comments or private messages directed to us while the stream is live will not be presented to Council or have a bearing on the conduct of the meeting.
Other temporary changes to our Council meetings:
Public Question Time – At this time, anyone wanting to ask a question of Council should submit their question via email by 5.00pm on the Monday before the meeting. You will have the opportunity to attend the meeting and read out your question or you can have your question read out by our CEO.
What happens if we cannot answer your question?
We might not be able to provide a meaningful answer to your question. If this happens, we may take the question on notice and we’ll provide you with a written response.
We also have guidelines for the conduct of Public Question Time.
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here is Angela Valamanesh’s exploration into the interconnectedness of life on earth – between human, animal, and plant beings. This life view, first felt intuitively by the artist; is reinforced through her ongoing research at leading libraries and scientific institutions both in Australia and abroad.
“I believe that art like science can help teach us about who we are, what we are made of and in doing so show us the importance of recognising that we are part of a whole.” Angela Valamanesh
Inspired by the symbiosis between science and poetry, Angela Valamanesh’s artworks elicit intrigue and a strong sense of personal investigation as she manipulates seemingly familiar anatomical, botanical, and parasitic forms in beguiling and unusual ways.
Primarily known for her biomorphic ceramic sculptures, this exhibition also celebrates the artist’s evocative drawings, watercolours, and mixed media works from her developing style of the late 1990s until present.
Historically, links have been made between the human form and plant species, not only structurally but also through language: the family tree, our roots, or a severed limb, while early medicine made connections between plants that resembled parts of our bodies and their therapeutic effects on those body parts.
About the exhibition
JamFactory’s Icon series celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media.
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here will tour to 14 venues nationally and is accompanied by a 40-page catalogue featuring images by Michael Kluvanek with essays by Dr. Mike Lee and Wendy Walker.
About the artist
Angela Valamanesh was born in Port Pirie, South Australia in 1953 and currently lives and works in Adelaide. Angela holds a Diploma in Design in Ceramics from the South Australian School of Art (1977), a Master of Visual Arts from the University of South Australia (1993), and a PhD from the University of South Australia (2012).
Her drawings, ceramic objects, and watercolours are the result of an incredible depth of research, referencing complex scientific, historic, and philosophical ideas. Angela’s imagery stems from micro- and macro- biology, historical anatomical and botanical illustrations, natural history collections, and rare books.
Valamanesh’s oeuvre is populated with the animal, vegetable, and mineral with glimpses of microbes, bacteria, pathogens, and spores. Valamanesh’s works elicit ambiguity and present a strong sense of personal investigation. In the artist’s own words:
“It is important that the work is not prescriptive but offers the viewer the opportunity of personal engagement with the work and time to reflect on their own personal experiences.”
Instrumental in Valamanesh’s bourgeoning visual arts practice was her Samstag Scholarship undertaken at the Glasgow School of Art. This residency resulted in the seminal work For a long while there were only plants, 1997, and is the point of departure for this exhibition. This artwork – a watercolour, pen and ink work on paper and dipped in wax – is a repository for images and ideas that have fuelled Valamanesh’s practice ever since.
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here is a JamFactory touring exhibition.
Australia Council for the Arts
The Visual Arts and Craft Strategy
Department for Innovation and Skills
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here has been assisted by the South Australian Government through the Department for Innovation and Skills and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Contemporary Touring Initiative.
Angela Valamanesh acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.
Angela Valamanesh is represented by GAG PROJECTS, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide and Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney.
Photo credit: Michal Kluvanek.
Is solar worth it? There are many reasons why solar is something worth considering now, more than ever!
Come along to this free, independent webinar to find out whether solar and batteries are right for your home.
This information session will help you:
- understand how solar and batteries work
- find out how to get the right system for your home
- understand how to claim government rebates
- learn how to confidently navigate the solar market yourself
All Manningham residents who attend on the night will go into the draw to win a Virtual Home Energy Assessment worth $225!
This phone assessment will be tailored to your household, helping you to plan for a cost-effective and comfortable transition away from gas. We may contact the winner to check on progress in both reducing bills and making the home more energy efficient.
To attend this event, you must have an internet enabled PC or device and be able to download Zoom. Don’t have Zoom? Download it for free. You’ll be provided with the Zoom meeting link when you book.
This free information session is brought to you by Manningham and the Australian Energy Foundation. If you're unable to make the session, you can still learn more about how to keep your home cool while saving energy on the Australian Energy Foundation website.
This event is for Manningham residents only.
If you are organising a public or private event in an outdoor Council-owned land such as a park, garden, reserve or street in Manningham, you may require approval.
You will need approval from us if you’re organising a public or private event in our:
We will explain below which events will need approval.
Events that do not require our approval
You will not need approval if your event has:
- 1-80 attendees
- BYO catering that doesn’t require vehicle access into the park
- no infrastructure such as marquees, stages, jumping castles
- low noise impact
- no change to normal traffic and parking conditions.
Events that require our approval
If you are hosting the following types of events, you will need our approval.
Low impact events
If your event has one or more of the following:
- 81-500 attendees
- 1-5 caterers or food vendors
- limited temporary infrastructure such as less than 5 marquees, additional tables and chairs
- low noise impact
- low change to traffic and parking conditions.
Minimum notice we require is 6 weeks.
Medium impact events
If your event has one or more of the following:
- 501–2500 attendees
- 5-10 caterers or food vendors
- moderate temporary infrastructure such as a stage, PA, less than 15 marquees, toilets
- moderate noise impact
- moderate change to traffic conditions, road closures and parking.
Minimum notice we require is 3 months.
High Impact Events
If your event has one or more of the following:
- 2501 or more attendees
- 15 or more caterers or food vendors
- substantial temporary infrastructure such as multiple stages, PA, 15 or more marquees, toilets
- high noise impact
- substantial additional traffic, multiple road closures and changes to traffic and parking conditions.
Minimum notice we require is 6 months.
High risk activities
You will need our approval if your event includes:
- amusement rides such as jumping castles or inflatables
- road closures
- any pyrotechnics such as fireworks or firecrackers.
Events on private property
You will not need approval if your event is on:
- private property
- federal or state owned land.
If your event will impact surrounding areas that includes traffic, noise and waste, please speak to us on how to best manage these impacts.
To help plan your event, download an Information Kit.
How to apply for event approval
If you are holding an event and need our approval, please follow the application process
We’ll let you know when we’ve received your application and if the date and location you’ve requested is available. We’ll also send you a list of requirements you must submit as part of the approval process.
Once your event application has been received, you will be asked to provide supporting documentation, such as:
- Certificate of Public Liability Insurance
- Event Plan
- Risk Management Plan
When all documentation has been received and approved, your event approval will be sent.
You might need to pay a bond if your event is on Manningham land. The amount for a bond ranges from $50 to $5,000. The bond amount will depend on the size and nature of the event.
The purpose of a bond is to cover costs if there’s damage to any:
- infrastructure, including trees
Bonds will also cover any costs to replace gate keys or charges to clean leftover waste.
You’ll receive a full refund after a post site inspection if we determine there’s no requirement for reinstatement.
What is a petition?
Petitions are a way that lets you bring an issue of concern to us, so we may take action. It’s important to note that for us to consider a petition, it must relate to the powers of Manningham.
How to get Manningham to consider my petition?
You can find out what you need include in a petition via Manningham Council’s Governance Rules 2021.
For us to consider a petition, make sure it’s:
- clear and in a permanent form of writing, typing or printing
- not defamatory, indecent, abusive or objectionable in language or substance
- about a matter within our powers.
To ensure that we’re able to consider your petition, a Manningham officer has to print the petition, unless it’s an online petition. The petition should also include everything we should consider and the following details of petitioners on every page:
How to submit my petition?
You can submit a petition in the following ways.
- By mail.
- Via email.
- In person.
For us to consider your petition, we must receive the petition by close of business on the Monday before a meeting. We can’t guarantee that we’ll hear any late petitions. We may consider late petitions in the following meeting.
You can contact us in the following ways.
Post: PO Box 1, Doncaster, Victoria 3108
In person: Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108
Who will present my petition in the meeting?
A Councillor will present your petition to the Council meeting.
If it’s a ward matter, your ward Councillor will usually be the presenter.
The relevant Council officer will investigate the petition. The lead petitioner will receive advice on the progress of the petition and any action taken.
What if I need help?
We have a petition template you can download that meets the requirements of the Governance Rules.
If you need help or have any questions, please contact us on (03) 9840 9333 or email GovernanceTeam@manningham.vic.gov.au.
Our role and purpose
We have established a Heritage Advisory Committee (HAC) that includes representatives from the community, historical societies, councillors and council officers. The committee provides advice to Council on the conservation and promotion of, and education about heritage places within Manningham. This includes:
- considering grant applications received under the Heritage Restoration Fund.
When do we meet
The Committee generally meets every three months.
How to contact us
If you have any questions, contact us.
An interpreter service is available on 9840 9355.
Local Government Act 2020
Local Government in Victoria is administered under the Local Government Act 2020, which provides a framework for the establishment and operation of councils.
The Act is the main legislative instrument for Victoria's seventy-nine councils.
Part 1A of the Local Government Act contains the Local Government Charter, which describes the purpose, objectives and functions of council.
In addition to these matters, the Local Government Act also includes provisions for:
- entitlements for residents and ratepayers to vote in council elections
- the conduct of local council elections, nominations and vote counting
- independent Electoral Representation Reviews by an electoral commission
- council governance requirements, including codes of conduct and disclosure of conflicts of interest
- council decision making, including records of meetings, confidentiality and limits on decisions during election periods
- levying and payment of council rates and charges
- preparation of Council Plans, budgets and annual reports
- council's powers to make and enforce local laws.
Community Local Law
Manningham’s Community Local Law 2013 is a local law made under Part 5 of the Local Government Act 1989 and section 42 of the Domestic Animals Act 1994.
This Local Law is made in recognition of Manningham’s Generation 2030 Community Plan and the Council Plan, which, as Council’s overarching strategic documents, provide a long-term shared vision for Manningham and the community by guiding the development of policy and strategies.
Freedom of Information
Find out what information you can request and how in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act).
Manningham City Council and its service providers value the privacy of every individual's personal information.
Human Rights Charter
The Victorian Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 is a law that protects the human rights of all people in Victoria.
The Charter requires all public authorities and their employees to act compatibly with human rights in the delivery of services and when making decisions.
Manningham City Council recognises and respects that everyone has the same human rights entitlement to allow them to participate in, and contribute to, society and our community. We recognise that all persons have equal rights in the provision of, and access to, Council services and facilities. We also recognise that, at times, such rights may be limited, insofar as to strike a balance between individual rights and the protection of public interest.
The Charter complements other laws such the Equal Opportunity legislation and protects rights such as freedom of speech, freedom from forced work and freedom from degrading treatment which previously had no legal protection. The Charter sets out a list of twenty rights that assist all people to live with freedom, respect, equality and dignity.
For more information:
Fraud and Corruption Control
Council is the custodian of significant public funds and assets therefore it is important that the community has assurance that these are adequately protected from fraud and corruption.
In December 2019, Council approved a Fraud and Corruption Policy and a Fraud and Corruption Control Plan.
The Policy sets out specific guidelines and responsibilities regarding appropriate actions that must be followed for the investigation of fraud and corruption and other similar irregularities.
The Plan documents Council’s approach to controlling fraud and corruption at both strategic and operational levels.
Both the Policy and the Plan need to be read in conjunction with the Manningham Risk Management Strategy and relevant legislation.
We are Manningham.
We deliver over 100 different services to our vibrant and diverse community.
We implement the polices and strategic directions set by our Council.
We are proud of our unique blend of city and country.
And we shape positive outcomes by being inclusive and passionate about what we do.
Meet our executive management team
Our 500 employees are led by our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and executive management team who operate with the guidance of our elected Council.Our CEO is directly accountable to our Mayor and Councillors.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Director of City Services
Director of City Planning and Community
Director of Experience and Capability
Chief Legal and Governance Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Our organisation structure
Download the PDF to view our full organisation structure.
Enrolling to vote
To find out about options available to help you cast your vote at the 2022 federal election visit the Australian Electoral Commission website.
- If you’re an Australian citizen and 18 years or over, and have lived in Manningham for at least 1 month, you’ll need to register with the Victorian Electoral Commission.
- If you aren’t on the state electoral roll and have lived in Manningham for at least 1 month. And you’re 18 years or over, you’ll need to enrol with the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).
You can apply, check and amend your state enrolment details online at vec.vic.gov.au.
Voting in council elections is compulsory if you’re on the state electoral roll.
You can apply to vote in council elections if you’re:
- aged 18 years or over
- pay property rates and are otherwise not able to vote.
- non-Australian citizens
- property owners who don’t live in Manningham and previously not on the voters’ roll as a non-resident owner
- people who live in rateable property and liable to pay the rates
- directors or company secretaries whose appointments are on behalf of a rate paying corporation and represent their interests.
Voting isn’t compulsory if you’re only on a council electoral roll.
You can download the relevant application form below. There’s further information in the forms that’ll help. Return the completed form to us by email, by mail, or in person.
In what order do the names of the candidates appear
A single, random draw determines in which order names will appear on a ballot. The election manager conducts the draw at the election officer after the close of nominations. The election manager will tell the candidates the time of the draw.
Voting in council elections is by post
You’ll receive a ballot pack and contains ballot papers by mail. The packs will have instructions and information about the candidates. Don’t worry if you don’t receive a ballot pack at the same time as someone you live with. They’re posted in random order to enrolled voters.
Return your ballot paper by mail.
What to do if you’ve changed your address
If you’ve changed address after the close of the roll or can’t collect your ballot pack, you’re able to request a redirect to your new address. To request a redirect, make sure it’s done before nominations have closed. You can make a request for an early postal vote after nominations have closed if you have a good reason.
If you would like to speak with someone about your Council enrolment, please call 9840 9333.
You can find us at Office 7 The Point Corporate Centre, 600 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster.
How to vote in other languages
The Local Government Act 2020 requires candidates in a council election, return election campaign donations. Returns must be:
- done within 40 days after election day
- to the Chief Executive Officer.
Campaign donation returns on gifts to, and on behalf of candidates must contain the amount or value equal to, or exceeding the gift disclosure threshold of $500. This includes the amount or value of:
- in-kind support.
Election campaign return details relate to the donation period and during an election campaign.
The donation period begins either:
- 30 days after the last general election for the council
- 30 days after the last election for the council at which the person required to give the election campaign donation return was a candidate
- whichever is the later and ending 30 days after election day in the current election for the council.
Within 14 days after the deadline for completed returns, summaries will be available on our website. They’ll be available until the entitlement date for the next general election.
Our 10 Year Financial Plan 2022/23 to 2031/32 provides a financial road map for the future. Adopted at the 28 June 2022 Council Meeting, the 10 Year Financial Plan ensures we deliver on the Council Plan and build a financially sustainable organisation.
Highlights of the 10 Year Financial Plan
- Rate rises in line with the rate cap
- A sustainable level of surpluses and cash holdings
- Responds to our community’s aspirations
- $1.6 billion on service delivery over the 10 years
- A $0.55 billion capital works program over the 10 years. The program averages $55 million per annum over the next 10 years - a significant uplift on the historical average annual spend (average of $41 million per annum for the previous four years)
- Increased ongoing funding for footpaths, drains, trees
- A $50 million allocation for the development of major community facilities
- $8 million for waste initiatives
- $18 million to purchase property to increase the open space within the municipality
- $99 million for the open space, parks and streetscapes beautification and improvement program
- $5 million for strategic property acquisitions
In accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2020, Manningham Council produces an Annual Report that provides the community with an update of Council's operations during the financial year and contains a range of information including:
- A review of Council’s performance against the Council Plan
- An overview of the legislative, economic and other factors that have had an impact on Council's performance
- Major policy initiatives, operations and works undertaken
- Performance statement and financial statements
- Activities and services delivered by Council
- Achievements and challenges for the year.
The Local Government Act 2020 is what we use in developing a procurement policy that benefits the community.
From our suppliers, we seek:
- open and fair competition that provides value for money
- clear guidelines to allow consistency and control
- demonstrated accountability to our community
- ethical behaviour
- the best outcomes for our community.
We’re always looking for suppliers who practice fairness and are also technologically innovative.
For further information, or to speak to someone in our Procurement team, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
Getting involved with your local council is a great way to make a difference in the community. Anyone can be a Councillor if they’re:
- an Australian citizen
- an eligible British subject
- enrolled to vote in Manningham.
Being a Councillor isn’t a full-time job. Councillors do have to go to meetings and briefing sessions held out of normal business hours. They’re also required to attend committees or serve on external committees as a representative.
The duties of a Councillor
The definition of a Councillor in the Local Government Act 2020 is a person who:
- participates in the decision making of the Council
- represents the interests of the municipal community in that decision making.
Councillors also contribute to strategic decision. They help develop and review key strategic documents and the Council Plan.
A Councillor must put the interests of their community first
A Councillor must:
- consider the diversity of interests and needs of the community
- support the role of the Council
- acknowledge and support the role of the Mayor
- act lawfully and in accordance with the oath or affirmation of office; and
- act in accordance with the standards of conduct; and
- comply with Council procedures required for good governance.
Councillors don’t have the same duties or responsibilities as a Chief Executive Officer.
Do Councillors receive an allowance?
The Mayor and Councillors receive an allowance.
The range of allowances paid to Councillors is set by the Victorian Government. The Victorian Independent Remuneration Tribunal will soon determine the level of allowances.
By 30 June, the year after a general election, a review of allowances will take place. Allowance levels will remain the same for the full term of the Council. The Minister for Local Government will make automatic annual adjustments.
Councillors receive the equivalent to the superannuation guarantee. This is also in addition to the allowance.
Councillors will receive reimbursements for any expenses made in performing their duties. Reimbursements follow the Councillor Allowance and Support Policy guides. An annual report to the community is also available.
Details of current allowances for the Mayor and Councillors as contained within the Council’s Annual Budget 2018/19.
The Victorian Government sets upper and lower limits for all allowances paid to Councillors and Mayors in Victoria. For the purpose of these allowance limits, councils are currently divided into three Categories based on the income and population of each Council.
Manningham City Council allowances for the Mayor and Councillors are included at the upper limit prescribed in the Order in Council for a category 2 council. The budget provides for the following allowances, including the 9.5% for payment in lieu of superannuation:
- Mayor (including 9.5 per cent in lieu of 9.5% superannuation) = $88,918
- Councillor (including 9.5 per cent in lieu of 9.5% superannuation) = $28,738
Manningham Council is committed to being a child-safe organisation, supporting the health and wellbeing of children, and is compliant with Victoria’s Child Safe Standards Legislation.
Our commitment to building a culture of child safety recognises that Manningham Council will prioritise the safety of children in our care and will build child safety into everyday practice.
Manningham Council is committed to:
- The protection, safety, participation and empowerment of all children;
- Promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal children, and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; and
- Providing a safe environment for children with a disability.
How to Report Suspected Child Abuse
If a child is in immediate danger, call the Police on 000.
For immediate concerns and to report abuse, contact the Police and/or the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) Child Protection Eastern Division Intake Team on 1300 360 391 or 9843 6000; or the afterhours DHS Child Protection Emergency Service on 13 12 78.
Child safety concerns regarding behaviour of a Manningham Council worker
In addition to reporting child safety concerns to the relevant authorities, please report your concerns to Council by contacting the Manningham Council Child Safety Contact Officer, Kerryn Paterson - Director of Experience and Capability, by:
Phone: 9840 9201
Written and confidential child safety concerns or complaints sent through the post should be marked:
Group Manager People and Communications
Child Safety Contact Officer
Manningham City Council
PO Box 1
Doncaster VIC 3108
Manningham Council takes all allegations and concerns about potential child abuse seriously and has practices in place to investigate and escalate to authorities, if necessary. Nothing prevents a person, who holds a reasonable belief that child abuse has been committed, to report such allegations directly to the relevant authorities.