About Council meetings


Anyone can attend formal meetings of the Council including:

  • Council meetings
  • Prescribed Standing Committee meetings
  • Prescribed General Committee meetings.

Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings but cannot participate in any debate. 

You can attend for a whole or part meeting, entering and leaving quietly at any time.

View the meeting dates and times for Council, Prescribed Standing Committee and Prescribed General Committee meetings.

Confidential items

Sometimes the Council or a committee may need to discuss matters in confidence, such as personal or legal issues that have commercial implications for the Council.

Items to be discussed in confidence are marked in the agenda as confidential. These are usually discussed at the end of meetings to minimise inconvenience to the public. When a confidential agenda item is discussed all members of the public are asked to leave the meeting.

View the Confidential reports register.

For more information see the Code of Practice - Access to Council meetings and documents.

Public participation

Members of the public can petition or address the Council about specific matters by:

  • Requesting a deputation - to address a meeting of Council on an issue - deputations can be made by individuals or groups.
    Find out more about deputations.

All petitions and deputation requests should be made in writing to the Chief Executive Officer no later than one week before the meeting.

Council meetings and Standing Committee meetings

Council meets twice a month except in January and December when it meets once a month.

There are two Standing Committees formed under Section 41 of the Local Government Act 1999.

Standing Committees meet once a month at alternate Council meetings except in January and December when they meet on the same day.

The Standing Committees are:

  • City Services and Climate Adaptation
  • City Finance and Governance.

General Committees

General Committees meet monthly or bi-monthly. They are:

  • City Advancement and Prosperity
  • City Facilities and Waste Recovery
  • CEO Performance Review.

There are also two statutory committees:

  • Audit General
  • Council Assessment Panel.

Meeting venue and times

Meetings are held at the Civic Centre; 165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton 5033.

165 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton 5033

View the dates and times for General Committee meetings

View the agendas and minutes for General Committee meetings

Hard copies of agendas and minutes are also available at the Civic Centre.