Code of Conduct

Berrigan Shire Council is committed to high standards of ethical behaviour in the care and management of the Berrigan Shire Local Government Area (LGA). 

The Code of Conduct(PDF, 548KB) is prescribed by regulation and sets the minimum requirements of conduct for Councillors, Council staff and other Council officials (including contractors and volunteers) to act with integrity in the course of carrying out official duties.

The Code of Conduct assists Council officials to:

  • understand and comply with the standards of conduct that are expected of them
  • exercise a reasonable degree of care and diligence
  • exercise a reasonable degree of accountability and transparency
  • act in a way that enhances public confidence in local government

The management of matters including conflicts of interest, gifts and benefits and political donations is described within the Code. 

What is a conflict of interest?