The minimum and maximum amount of fees payable annually to Councillors is determined on an annual basis by the NSW Local Government Remuneration Tribunal. The tribunal operates independently of Councils.  Strathfield Council determines fees in accordance with the tribunal's recommendations

Council is required by law to determine and publish policy and guidelines for payment of expenses and provision of facilities to the Mayor and Councillors. All expenses and facilities provided to the Mayor and Councillors are set out in this policy.