About Council Meetings

Council decisions are made at meetings of the whole Council (Council Meetings) or at one of its Special Committees (Planning Decisions Committee and Inner Melbourne Action Plan Implementation Committee).

When are the council meetings?

We generally hold two ordinary council meetings each month from February to December.

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Who can attend council meetings? 

Anyone is free to attend council meetings to contribute to the decision-making process and to witness proceedings.

Public questions 

Most council meetings provide an opportunity for you to ask questions about any matter that is not on the meeting agenda.

Public question time generally takes place at the start of each meeting. The Mayor will answer your question or refer it to another Councillor or one of the Council officers present. 

How can I ask a question?

If you want to ask a question, please register to submit your question using the link on the relevant meeting page by 10.00am on the day of the meeting.

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Each person may ask a maximum of two questions. If you have two questions, simply submit two forms.

If your question is operational in nature (customer request), please contact us and our customer service team will assist you. 

How can I make a submission?

If you want to make a submission, you will need to register in advance using the the link on the relevant meeting page by 10.00am on the day of the meeting.

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You will be provided with up to five minutes to address the Council and raise any matters you feel should be considered in reaching a decision.

How do I know what Council will be considering at the meeting?

A Council Meeting Agenda (which includes full reports, and a series of separate attachments) will be published in the upcoming council meetings page (link below).

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This usually happens on Friday before the meeting, although occasionally the Agenda is not available until Monday.

How do I find out what happened at the last meeting?

The minutes, which are an official record of the meeting, are uploaded to the past council meetings page (link below).

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These documents are always made available before the following meeting.