Councillor engagement program

We've created more opportunities for you to speak directly with your Councillors, ask questions and provide feedback about the local issues that matter to you.

The Councillor engagement program includes a series of drop-in events: 

  • Meet the Mayor
  • Councillor Conversations with Community
  • Community Tuesdays

We're running these sessions in addition to our existing Your Say Yarra engagement platform, where you can provide feedback on specific Council projects.

No bookings needed, just turn up to the session that suits you. In the event of bad weather, these events may be rescheduled to a later date. Stay tuned to our social media for updates or call us on 9205 5555. 

Meet the Mayor

Come along and meet Mayor Claudia Nguyen at one of our upcoming Meet the Mayor sessions.

It’s a great opportunity to give feedback, ask a question or just say hello.

Wednesday 20 September
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Alphington Park playground 
20 View St, Alphington

Monday 2 October 
10.30am to 11.30am
The Learning Bank 
Wednesday 4 October
8.15am to 9.15am
Stephenson Street Reserve

Friday 10 November
10am to 11am 
Princes Park playground, Carlton North

Important note: In the event of bad weather, these events may be rescheduled to a later date. Stay tuned to our social media for updates or call us on 9205 5555. 

Councillor Conversations with Community

Councillor Conversations with Community are held monthly throughout 2023. They provide an opportunity for the community to speak to their Councillors in person about the issues and topics which are important to them.

These sessions will be held at various locations across the City of Yarra. All Wards will be represented in the schedule to ensure broad and meaningful engagement with our diverse community. 

The next Councillor Conversation with Community session will be held on:

Saturday 14 October
10am to 12 midday 
Linear Park Reserve, near North Carlton Railway Neighbourhood House

Saturday 4 November 
10am to 12 midday  
Queens Parade Shopping strip, in front of Bakers Delight Clifton Hill
(Corner of Queens Parade and Michael Street)

Important note: In the event of bad weather, these events may be rescheduled to a later date. Stay tuned to our social media for updates or call us on 9205 5555. 

Community Tuesdays

In addition to our Councillor Conversations with Community and Meet the Mayor programs, we are holding regular Community Tuesdays events to provide residents more opportunities to speak with their elected representatives. Stay tuned for upcoming dates. 

Previous Councillor engagement sessions

Sunday 26 February 
12pm to 2pm
(Between Nicholson & Brunswick Street)
Part of the Johnston Street Fiesta

Saturday 25 March
10am to 12 midday
Gleadell Street Market, Richmond

Tuesday 4 April
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Collingwood Library.

Wednesday 19 April
3.30pm to 4.30pm
Richmond Library

Saturday 29 April
10am to 12 midday
Fairfield Park Drive, Fairfield
(In Fairfield park, near the upper carport for Fairfield Boathouse).

Wednesday 3 May
3pm to 4pm
Collingwood Neighbourhood House*
253 Hoddle Street, Collingwood
*BANH Neighbourhood Market has been cancelled on this date, however Meet the Mayor will still take place

Tuesday 9 May 2023
5pm to 7pm
Carlton Library – 667 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

Friday 12 May
12 noon to 1pm
Smith Reserve, Fitzroy
(Alexandra Parade and Cecil Street)

Monday 15 May
5pm to 7pm
Library, Bendigo Kangan Institute, 85 Cremorne St, Cremorne.

Wednesday 7 June
12.30pm to 1.30pm
Golden Square Bicentennial Park, Madden Grove, Burnley

Tuesday 6 June
5.30pm to 7pm
Sessions will be held across all wards:
Melba Ward: Richmond Library
Nicholls Ward: Fitzroy Library
Langridge Ward: Collingwood Leisure Centre

Saturday 17 June
10am to 12 midday
Peel Street Park, 68 Oxford St, Collingwood

Monday 3 July
2.30pm to 3.30pm
Clifton Hill Skate Park, Quarries Park, Clifton Hill 

Tuesday 4 July
5.30pm to 6.30pm
Carlton Library 

Saturday 8 July 10am to 12 midday
The Hive Shopping Centre, 313 Victoria St, Abbotsford 
(In front of Shop 7, next to Aldi) 

 Wednesday 2 August
4pm to 5pm
Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library

Saturday 12 August
10am to 12 midday
Corner of Scotchmer Street and St Georges Road, Fitzroy North
(Near Piedimonte’s Supermarket)

 Friday 25 August
12 midday to 1pm
Richmond Neighbourhood Market – Friday caravan 

Friday 1 September
3.30pm to 4.30pm
Atherton Gardens Community Market 

Ward Listening Post
Tuesday 5 September
5.30pm to 7pm
Melba: Richmond Traders, corner Bridge Road and Church Street, Richmond
Langridge: Victoria Gardens, outside Coles, corner Victoria and Burnley Streets, Richmond
Nicholls: Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library, outside, 182 – 186 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

Saturday 16 September
10am to 12 midday
Alphington Park playground
20 View St, Alphington