The Shire is governed and administered by the Alpine Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Bright, it also has service centres located in Dinner Plain, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford. The Shire is named after its location in the popular alpine region of Victoria.
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Bright Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Bright, and its service centres in Dinner Plain, Mt Beauty and Myrtleford.
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^ abVictoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). Order estg (Part 6) the Alpine Shire. "S87 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 18 November 1994). pp. 3–4. Retrieved 10 January 2014.Check date values in: |date= (help)
^Local Government in Victoria. "Alpine Shire Council". Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. State Government of Victoria. Retrieved 10 January 2014.