Arts & culture

Local government invests in arts and culture to provide economic, social and cultural outcomes across regional and metropolitan Victoria.

Councils provide a range of arts and culture spaces and services for their communities, as well as hosting events and festivals that bring communities together. Services may include:

  • Art galleries and art trails
  • Theatres and performing arts venues
  • Public libraries and mobile library services
  • Historical buildings and museums
  • Council and community halls
  • Community centres
  • Public art and public festivals/events
  • Citizenship ceremonies and Australia Day awards.

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Did you know?

Victorian libraries provided by councils...

  • loan 48.5 million items a year
  • have 2.2 million library members
  • experience 30.8 million library visits a year
  • have 3.6 million bookings to use computers
  • more than 1.9 million people attend library programs.