Model Code of Conduct

The Model Code of Conduct is designed to help councils get on with the core business of serving their communities. It does this by providing:
  • flexibility to resolve less serious matters informally
  • fair complaints management
  • strong sanctions to help deter ongoing disruptive behaviour and serious misconduct.
Councils must adopt a Code of Conduct that incorporates the provisions of the model code within one year of the new council becoming elected. The adopted code may include provisions that supplement the model code. 
The Draft Model Code of Conduct was endorsed by Council on Tuesday 15 May 2018 and will be on public exhibition for 28 days (30 May until 28June) to enable the community to review and submit feedback.  Feedback must be received within 42 days (no later than 12 July) to be considered for adoption at a meeting of Council on or before 21 August 2018.