Coronavirus (COVID-19) and council meetings

Council chamber entrance

Advice from Local Government Victoria is that Council meetings will continue to go ahead and they should continue to be accessible to the public.

To help ensure we slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) within our workforce and the community we have made the following changes to Council meetings until further notice:

Public gallery

From the Council Meeting on 24 March 2020: The public gallery will be closed. If required, Council will pass a resolution to this effect at the beginning of the meeting. This may change so please stay connected for any updates.

Making a general submission

To make a submission at a Council Meeting regarding an item that is not listed under ‘Business Papers’ on the agenda, please contact the Governance team on 1300 368 333.

Submissions about matters already considered by Council or operational matters will not be considered. 

The speakers name and topic of submission to be made at a particular Council Meeting, must be listed on the Agenda for that meeting under ‘Questions and Submissions from the Public’ to be heard.

Presenting your submission to Council

Any General Submissions to Council must be provided in writing or online and be received by 5.00pm on the Friday before the meeting.

Complete a General Submission to Council form

Speaking to a business item on the agenda

Anyone wishing to speak to an item of business listed on the Council Agenda, should complete the online form below by 5.00pm on the Friday before the meeting.

Only one submitter will be registered to represent those against the item and one submitter to represent those in favour of the item (or the applicant in the case of a planning item).

Submissions are an opportunity to present a view to Councillors and are not a forum for questions or debate.

Submissions should be respectful of Councillors and staff. 

Register to speak to an item of business


We are working on options to livestream Council Meetings and enable anyone who wishes to speak at the meeting to do so via teleconference. 

View the livestream

If you have questions about Council Meetings can contact the Governance team via 1300 368 333 or via