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Local Government Code of Conduct

Code of conduct framework for Tasmanian councillors

The Local Government Act 1993 (the Act), provides a local government code of conduct framework for Tasmanian councillors.

For more information on making a code of conduct complaint, please see Making a complaint - complaints about councillor conduct or contact your council.

In June 2018 the Tasmanian Government and the local government sector completed a Joint Review of the local government Code of Conduct Framework, proposing 19 individual improvements to the framework.

Framework guidance material for councils:

Information on lodging a complaint

Section 28Z of the Local Government Act provides that:

(a) if the complaint is against less than half of all the councillors of the council, is to refer the complaint to the Code of Conduct Panel by providing it to the Executive Officer; and

(b) if the complaint is against one half or more of all the councillors of the council, is to refer the complaint to the Director of Local Government.

How to lodge a complaint

To lodge a complaint email the Executive Officer of the Code of Conduct Panel at lgconduct@dpac.tas.gov.au.

Further information

For further information regarding code of conduct complaints call the Executive Officer on 03 6232 7013.

Please note: if the complaint relates to Section 28Z (b) of the Local Government Act 1993, please email the Local Government Division at lgd@dpac.tas.gov.au or telephone 03 6232 7022.