Code of Conduct and Behaviour Complaints

Learn about the Shire’s Code of Conduct and the process for making a complaint about a Councillor. 

Code of Conduct for Councillors, Committee Members and Candidates 

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

The Code of Conduct provides:

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

Making a complaint about a Councillor

A complaint can be made 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 (see below) within one month of the alleged breach.

Before submitting a complaint, please read the Shire’s policy below to learn about:

  • How the Shire will process and determine a behaviour complaint
  • How confidentiality of the complaint will be handled.

To make a behaviour complaint, please complete the form below. Note that all sections must be completed, including any additional information that will support the assessment of the complaint. 

Submit the form by post, email, or in-person to:

Complaints Officer

Arthur Kyron

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Augusta Margaret River

Email: [email protected] 

Rules of Conduct Complaint

A Rules of Conduct Complaint refers to a breach of the Rules of Conduct outlined in Division 4 of the Shire’s Code of Conduct for Council Members and Candidates, including Council Members when acting as a Committee Member. 

This type of complaint is determined by the Local Government Standards Panel, administered through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Further information about Rules of Conduct Complaints may be obtained from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. Alternatively, contact the Shire’s Rules of Conduct Complaints Officer on (08) 9780 5200 or email [email protected]

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