Code of Conduct for Councillors

Council officials play a vital role in serving local communities. To do this effectively, they need  to uphold the highest standards of behaviour to ensure communities have trust and confidence in local government.
The standards of behaviour are described in detail in the Model Code of Conduct. The Code is a legal document that all officials are obliged to understand and follow. The Model Code forms the basis of each council’s code of conduct. 
At the conclusion of the workshop participants should be able to:
  • Know the requirements set out in the Model Code of Conduct
  • Understand the principles and processes of the new Code
  • Recognise the responsibility to promote organisational integrity and accountability
  • Understand the procedures associated with breaches and investigations

For more information, please download the Code of Conduct Councillor (PDF, 124KB).