The Shire is governed and administered by the Pyrenees Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the Council headquarters in Beaufort, it also has service centres located in Avoca and Lexton. The Shire is named after the major geographical feature in the region, The Pyrenees, which lie in the north of the LGA.
The council is composed of five councillors, with one councillor representing each ward.
^ abCensus QuickStats (2011). "Pyrenees (S) – LGA25990". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
^ abVictoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). The Shire of Pyrenees. "1994 – S63". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 23 September 1994). pp. 16–23. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
^Local Government in Victoria. "Pyrenees Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 December 2013.