Consultation of proposed Code of Conduct and CEO Standards


On 27 June 2019, the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019 was passed in Parliament. The Act includes a requirement for the introduction of:

  • a mandatory code of conduct for council members, committee members and candidates (Code of Conduct)
  • mandatory minimum standards covering the recruitment, selection, performance review and early termination of local government Chief Executive Officers (CEO Standards)

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (Department) is seeking feedback on the draft Code of Conduct and draft CEO Standards (and accompanying guidelines). These documents and the online survey for each topic are from the Department’s  website.

Feedback can be provided via the completion of the online surveys or by sending written submissions to the department at email. Submissions close on 6 December 2019.