Members of the public may apply to address Council at a public forum, which are held prior to Committee and Council meetings.
When to apply to speak
You will need to know what Council meeting you would like to attend. You should consider whether an item in which you are interested is on the Council meeting agenda. If you wish to speak about an item on the agenda for a Committee or Council meeting, applications must be received by midday on the day on which you wish to address Council at a public forum.
If you wish to speak about a matter that is not on the agenda for a Committee or Council meeting, applications must be received three days prior to the day on which you wish to address Council.
Approval to speak
The Chief Executive Officer grants requests to address Council at a public forum. The Council Business Support team will contact you before the meeting to advise of the outcome of your request and provide further information. Before applying please read the Code of Meeting Practice(PDF, 321KB) to ensure you meet the criteria.
Public forum addresses are to be four minutes in length, with a maximum of four speakers per public forum.
Your application may not be processed if any information is missing. Should you require any further information please contact Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333, and ask to speak to the Council Business Support team.
Visit our Customer Service Centre and we can help you complete your application online.
In light of restrictions caused by COVID-19, access to our Customer Service desk in Council's Administration Building is by appointment only. If you require assistance from our Customer Service Centre please contact them on 02 4921 0333.