All government schools in Victoria have a school council. The school council is the group of people who govern the school. It is given the power to set the key directions for the school, and is a legal entity in its own right. A school council directly influences the quality of education that a school provides to its students.
Three of the critical roles of school councils are; developing the strategic plan, approving the annual budget, and setting and reviewing policies. Council sub committees include Environment, Welfare, Policy and Finance.