Code of Conduct for Councillors

The Code of Conduct for Councillors sets out agreed standards of behaviour for all Councillors when carrying out their official duties. The Code of Conduct for Councillors can be read on the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs (DLGRMA) website.

Councillor Conduct complaints process

Anyone can complain that a Councillor has breached the Code of Conduct.

Complaints about a Councillor’s conduct or behaviour can be made to the Office of the Independent Assessor (OIA), who will make an initial assessment of each complaint. More information about this process can be found on the OIA website.

Any complaints received by Council about the conduct or behaviour of a Councillor will be directly referred to the OIA for review.  

Should the OIA determine that the matter is in relation to inappropriate conduct, the matter will be referred back to Council to investigate. When a matter of suspected inappropriate conduct is referred to Council by the OIA, Council will investigate in accordance with AP247 Councillor Conduct Assessment and Investigation Policy. The OIA has no power to investigate inappropriate conduct.

Councillor Conduct Complaints Register

As required by section 150DX of the Local Government Act 2009, Council has developed a Councillor Conduct Complaints Register, available for download:

Councillor Conduct Complaints Register (Excel - 42kb).

Last updated: 30 November 2020