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Councillor conduct

Code of Conduct for Councillors in Queensland (PDF, 183KB)
Principles and standards of behaviour expected of all councillors and mayors when carrying out their roles and responsibilities as elected representatives.

Councillor responsibilities under the Local Government Act 2009 (PDF, 450KB)
Overview of the roles and responsibilities of elected councillors in Queensland.

Councillor conduct complaint examples (PDF, 120KB)
Working examples of the types of conduct of councillors that are contrary to the Code of Conduct for Councillors in Queensland.

Councillor complaints fact sheet (PDF, 183KB)
Working examples of potential councillor conduct including corrupt conduct, misconduct, inappropriate conduct and unsuitable meeting conduct in Queensland.

Example Investigation Policy (DOC, 183KB)
Example policy available for local governments to adopt as a mandatory investigations policy for dealing with complaints about councillor conduct in Queensland.

Council meetings

Standing Orders for Council Meetings including Standing Committees ‘Best Practice Guide’ (DOC, 282KB)
Template best practice guide for Queensland local governments to adopt as standing orders or as a guide to develop compliant standing orders used in council meetings.

Model Meeting Procedures (PDF, 495KB)
Procedures available for Queensland local governments to adopt as a mandatory procedure or as a guide to develop compliant meeting procedures.

Policies

Discretionary funds fact sheet (PDF, 95KB)
Information about discretionary funds incorporating new reforms to improve transparency.

Caretaker period fact sheet (PDF, 93KB)
Information about limits on council policy decisions and other matters during the election caretaker period for local government elections.

Candidate election resources

So you want to be a councillor? website
Information about what it’s like being a councillor and what you need to know to run for election.

So you want to be a councillor in 2020? fact sheet (PDF, 295KB)
Information about eligibility to be a councillor, what the job involves, and nomination requirements.

Ready for council elections in 2020? checklist (PDF, 54KB)
Fact sheet on what candidates need to run in the election.

Campaign donations and expenditure fact sheet (PDF, 91KB)
Information about disclosures incorporating new reforms to improve transparency.

Campaigning as a group fact sheet (PDF, 89KB)
Fact sheet for candidates campaigning as a group.

More information for candidates is available on the Electoral Commission of Queensland website.