Complaints about a Councillor

Code of Conduct for Councillors, Committee Members and Candidates

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has adopted a Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates that incorporates Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021.

The Code of Conduct provides:

  • Principles to guide behaviour of council members, committee members and candidates;
  • A behaviour complaints process managed by the local government; and
  • Rules of conduct. 

Code of Conduct for Councillors, Committee Members and Candidates

A person can make a complaint against a Councillor, committee member or candidate alleging a breach of behaviour requirement in Division 3 Code of Conduct. The complaint must be made on the approved form, within one month after the occurrence of the alleged breach, and submitted to:

Complaints Officer:

Stephanie Addison-Brown

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Augusta Margaret River

[email protected]


The Code of Conduct Behaviour Complaints Management Policy can be found here

For information on making a complaint against a Councillor for a minor breach (breach of the Rules of Conduct) or serious breach (breach of the Local Government Act), contact the Shire’s Complaints Officer (details above).

Further information on complaints of minor or serious breaches can be found on the  The Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries website.

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
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Ph 08 9780 5255
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