Public Forum

Public forum is held at the beginning of each Ordinary Meeting for councillors to hear presentations from members of the public on items of business to be considered at the meeting. If there are no registered speakers, Public Forum is not held. Public Forum will also be held at the beginning of extraordinary meetings, unless there are no registered speakers.

Public forum is held in the Council Chambers and streamed live via our webcast service

  • Public forum is held at the beginning of each Ordinary Meeting
  • Speakers are allowed seven minutes to address the Council.
  • Speakers' presentations, if provided, are available to view online alongside the relevant meeting agenda and minutes.

2024 Public Forum dates

  • 20 February 2024
  • 19 March 2024
  • 16 April 2024
  • 30 April 2024
  • 21 May 2024
  • 18 June 2024
  • 16 July 2024
  • 20 August 2024
  • 10 September 2024
  • 15 October 2024
  • 19 November 2024
  • 17 December 2024

Presenting at Public Forum

To speak at Public Forum:

  • register by email or phone to Council’s executive services office no later than 12pm of the business day prior to the meeting.
  • identify the item of business on the agenda of the Council meeting that you wish to speak on, and you may state whether you're speaking ‘for’ or ‘against’ the item.
  • speakers are encouraged to provide a written copy of your presentation to Council by 12pm the business day before the Council meeting. If provided, your presentation will be published with the meeting agenda and minutes.

Councillors, staff and members of the public are bound by the Code of Meeting Practice and must show mutual respect for one another. More information on how Public Forum is facilitated is in Council's Code of Meeting Practice:

To register contact Council’s executive services office: