Councillor Misconduct

Most code of conduct breaches are dealt with by councils. However, the misconduct provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 allow the Office of Local Government to also investigate code of conduct breaches. Councils must refer complaints about some types of breaches to the Office for action. Councils may also refer serious misconduct to the Office for a stronger penalty after it has been dealt with under the council’s code of conduct.

Councillor Misconduct


Information about Councillor Misconduct

Framework for managing councillor misconduct allegations (2013) – PDF

Disciplinary Decisions (Orders and Statements of Reasons)

NCAT Decisions (Orders and Reasons for Decision)

Pecuniary Interest and Disciplinary Tribunal – Decisions and Orders