Council Meetings

As a general rule, Council conducts its monthly Ordinary Meeting on a Wednesday commencing at 7.00pm. These meetings are held in the Queenscliff Town Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Meeting dates are available here.

Council may also call Special Meetings to discuss a specific topic as well as Planning Review Meetings, if required, to discuss planning applications.

In line with Council's commitment to reduce corporate carbon emissions, the number of gallery copies of the Ordinary Council Meeting Agenda made available has been reduced to five. 

Legislative requirements

In accordance with the Local Government Act 2020, where a Council is empowered to do any act, matter or thing, the decision to do the act, matter or thing is to be made by a resolution of the Council. Any meeting of a Council or a delegated committee must be open to members of the public.

A Council or delegated committee may resolve that the meeting be closed to members of the public if the meeting is discussing any of the following:

  1. the meeting is to consider confidential information; or
  2. security reasons; or
  3. it is necessary to do so to enable the meeting to proceed in an orderly manner.

Conduct of meetings

Council meetings are conducted as per the procedures defined in the Governance Rules.

Public questions

Council meetings are open to members of the public. If you intend to address Council at a meeting, please familiarise yourself with the Public Question Time Proforma and Guidelines. See 'How do I participate' for details.