Advocacy is a political process by an individual, organisation or a group which aims to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.

Councils often avocate for the State and/or Federal Governments to put resources into such things as; improved transport services and better more timely infrastructure provision.


Advocacy is one of the four indicators that residents are asked about in the annual Victorian Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey.

Section 3D(2)(d) of the Victorian Local Government Act 1989 states that "advocating the interests of the local community to other communities and governments" is a role of a Council.

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