Codes of Conduct

Codes of Conduct

Code of Conduct

A Code of Conduct is a legislative requirement under the Local Government Act 1995 and is to be observed by Elected Members, Committee Members and employees. Having good codes of conduct that are understood and supported is critical for good governance.

Council Members Committee Members Employees

A Code of Conduct covers many issues including:

  • Misuse of position;
  • Conflict of Interest and Gifts and Benefits;
  • Accessing confidential information;
  • Improper direction or influence;
  • Use of Council resources and facilities; and
  • Reporting suspected breaches of the Code.


Rules of Conduct

Elected Members are also required to abide by the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007. The legislation specifies rules which are intended to prevent Elected Members engaging in inappropriate behaviour such as securing personal advantage, misusing local government resources and improper conduct. 

The Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007 applies to complaints made by members of the public or other Elected members about an alleged breach of the Local Government (Rules of Conduct) Regulations 2007 by an Elected Member(s). The Local Government Standards Panel deals with breaches of these rules of conduct.

Further information about making a complaint is available on the DLGSC website

The Register of Complaints prescribed under Section 5.121(3) of the Local Government Act 1995 is available by clicking below:

Register of Complaints for Minor Breaches