Councillor Code of Conduct

This Code, which incorporates the statutory requirements specified for a Code of Conduct in accordance with Section 139 of the Local Government Act 2020 (“The Act”), was adopted by resolution at a the Council Meeting of the Glenelg Shire Council on 23 February 2021.

The Code is an agreed standard for Councillors about acceptable behaviour to help them deliver good governance with integrity, diligence and respect.

The Code:

  • aims to foster good working relationships to enable Councillors to work together in the best interests of the local community; and
  • sets out the standards of conduct required of Glenelg Shire's elected representatives to build and maintain public confidence in the integrity of Local Government.

The Act states a Councillor is not able to act as a Councillor until the person has:

  • taken the Oath of Office; and
  • read the Councillor Code of Conduct and signed the Oath makes a declaration that they will abide by the Code.


On Tuesday 23 February 2021 at the Council Meeting, Council considered any necessary amendments to its Councillor Code of Conduct.

The revised Code of Councillor Conduct was adopted by Council on 23 February 2021 and in accordance with the provisions of Section 139 (4) of the Local Government Act 2020, a Council must review and adopt the Councillor Code of Conduct within the period of 4 months after a general election.

Councillors were inducted and signed the Councillor Oath on Friday 6 November 2020.