Councillor conduct

Councillor conduct is dealt with in Division 1A of Part 4 of the Local Government Act 1989.

The provisions cover:

  • the primary principle of councillor conduct
  • general councillor conduct principles
  • the Councillor Code of Conduct
  • misuse of position
  • improper direction and improper influence
  • dealing with confidential information

Division 1AB of Part 4 deals with the internal resolution procedure and sanctions for a breach of the Councillor Code of Conduct. Divisions 1B, 1C and 1D deal with councillor conduct panels.

More detail on the operation of the councillor conduct framework in on the Local Government Victoria website and the Know your Council website.