The Shire is governed and administered by the Indigo Shire Council; its seat of local government and administrative centre is located at the council headquarters in Beechworth, it also has service centres located in Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah. The Shire is named after the Indigo Valley and Indigo Creek, geographical features that meander through the LGA and into the Murray River.
In 2008, Indigo was rated fifteenth of 590 Australian local government areas in the BankWest Quality of Life Index.
The council meets in the council chambers at the council headquarters in the Beechworth Municipal Offices, which is also the location of the council's administrative activities. It also provides customer services at both its administrative centre in Beechworth, and its service centres in Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah.
^ abCensus QuickStats (2011). "Indigo (S) – LGA23350". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Government of Australia. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
^ abVictoria Government Gazette – Online Archive (1837–1997). Order estg (Part 3) the Shire of Indigo. "S87 of 1994". State Library of Victoria. State Government of Victoria (published 18 November 1994). p. 3. Retrieved 10 January 2014.Check date values in: |date= (help)