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Dorset Council provides community services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

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Dorset has a unique blend of wilderness, wildlife, stunning scenery, mining heritage, secluded beaches and world class golf courses.

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Council Meetings

Council Meetings are held monthly and commence at 6.00 pm. *Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Council Meetings will be held at the Scottsdale Library, 51 King Street, Scottsdale.

2021 Schedule of Ordinary Council Meetings 

Monday 18 January

Monday 15 February (Winnaleah Community Centre)

Monday 15 March

Monday 19 April (Legerwood Hall)

Monday 17 May

Monday 28 June*

Monday 19 July

Monday 16 August

Monday 20 September

Monday 18 October (Branxholm Hall)

Monday 15 November (Bridport)

Monday 20 December

*The June Council Meeting will be held on the last Monday due to Budget Estimates preparation 

At the 15 February 2021 Council Meeting, Aunty Patsy Cameron AO presented a Welcome to Country.  To read it in full, please click here.

The scheduled 20 September 2021 Ordinary Council Meeting will be held in the upstairs training room at the Scottsdale Library, 51 King Street, Scottsdale due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Members of the public are invited to attend in person, however, due to physical distancing and density limits on the room being used, the number of persons able to attend is limited. Prior to admission into the meeting, persons will be asked to check in using the Check-In Tas App*, and access to the meeting will close at 6:00pm sharp.  If any member of the public is feeling unwell, please do not attend.

*anyone attending that does not have a device compatible wih the Check-In Tas App will still be able to attend

COVID-19 Questions | Pre-Entry to Council Meeting:

    1. Do you, or anyone in your household, have any flu-like symptoms such as a sore throat, cough, runny nose, fever or shortness of breath?
    2. Have you returned from interstate in the last 14 days?

If answers to any of the above questions are a 'yes', please do not attend the Council Meeting.

Agenda and Attachments

The agenda and attachments for Council Meetings are made available to the public on the Thursday prior to the scheduled Meeting.  They can be downloaded below or a hard copy can be collected from Council's friendly Customer Service Team.  To view both current and the last six (6) years agendas and minutes, click on the links below:

Agenda and Attachments

Public Question Time and Deputations

Members of the public can ask questions or make a deputation (statement) at any Council Meeting.  Policy 41 Public Question Time and Deputations Information Sheet gives you guidelines and the process on how to make a deputation or to speak during public question time.  You can also submit a question/s on notice to the General Manager 7 days prior to a Council Meeting.  Deputations and Questions can be submitted any of the following ways and must include your name, where you live (i.e. Scottsdale), and an email address and/or contact phone number (your name and where you live will be included in the public agenda):

Emailed to: or

Posted to: PO Box 21, Scottsdale 7260 marked to the attention of the General Manager, or

Dropped into the Council Offices at 3 Ellenor Street, Scottsdale

Council Meeting Audio

The audio recording of the Council Meeting, except for any part held in Closed Session, will be made available to the public as soon as practicable after the meeting via Council’s website and social media.

The audio from Council Meetings can be downloaded below:

2021 Audio Recordings

16 August 2021 Council Meeting
19 July 2021 Council Meeting
28 June 2021 Council Meeting
17 May 2021 Council Meeting
No Recording available for April due to audio equipment malfunction
15 March 2021 Council Meeting
15 February 2021 Council Meeting
18 January 2021 Council Meeting


2020 Audio Recordings
21 December 2020 Council Meeting
16 November 2020 Council Meeting
19 October 2020 Council Meeting
21 September 2020 Council Meeting
9 September 2020 Special Council Meeting
17 August 2020 Council Meeting
20 July 2020 Council Meeting

Annual General Meeting

As stated in Section 72B of the Local Government Act 1993, Council is required to hold their Annual General Meeting no later than 15 December each year.  Council held their Annual General Meeting on 15 March 2021 at the Scottsdale Library and presented the 2019/20 Annual Report.  To view the Annual Report and Agenda and Minutes for the Annual General Meeting, click here

To listen to the 15 March 2021 Annual General Meeting, click on the audio link below:

15 March 2021 Annual General Meeting