Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021

Published on Thursday, 4 February 2021 at 3:34:21 PM

The recently gazetted Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021, effective 3 February 2021, introduce a mandatory code of conduct for council members, committee members and candidates.

The Model Code Regulations provide for:

  • overarching principles to guide behaviour
  • behaviours which are managed by local governments
  • rules of conduct breaches which are considered by the Standards Panel

Local governments will be required to prepare and adopt the Model Code within three months of these regulations coming into effect (by 3 May 2021). In adopting the Model Code, local governments can include additional behaviours under Division 3 provided these are consistent with the Model Code.

Until such time as a local government adopts the Code, the Model Code applies.

Click here to view the new Model Code of Conduct.

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