Code of Conduct

The Local Government (Model Code of Conduct Regulations 2021) were gazetted on 3 February 2021.

The Model Code of Conduct is now in effect and is applicable to all local governments, until such time as each local government adopts its own specific Code of Conduct.

This Code of Conduct applies to Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates. To download the Complaint for an Alleged Breach Form click here.

The Shire of Wongan-Ballidu also has a Code of Conduct that sets the standards of behaviour for Employees and Contractors. 

Code of Conduct for Employees

The Codes complement the principles adopted in the Local Government Act 1995 to achieve:

  • better decision-making by local governments;
  • greater community participating in the decisions and affairs of local governments;
  • greater accountability of local governments to their communities; and
  • more efficient and effective local government

The Codes provide a requirement of the expected standard of behaviour and conduct for Council Members, Committee Members, Candidates, Employees and Contractors.  It encourages a commitment to ethical and professional behaviour and outlines principles upon which individual and collective local government responsibilities may be based.