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Living in Dorset

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

Visiting Dorset

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

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After hrs 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

Dorset Council is focused on providing support to potential investors to facilitate sustainable developments large and small.

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Mayor & Councillors

Councillors are elected by persons eligible to vote in Dorset and are representatives for the whole community. The next Local Government Election will be held in 2022.


 

2018-2022 Council

Rear | Cr Jerrod Nichols, Cr Jan Hughes, Cr Murray Lade, Cr Leonie Stein, Cr Mervyn Chilcott

Front | Cr Edwina Powell, Deputy Mayor Dale Jessup, Mayor Greg Howard, Cr Wendy McLennan


Code of Conduct

Please find below the Dorset Council Code of Conduct with includes the Complaint Lodgement Form.  This was amended and adopted by Council on 15 April 2019.  Please note the cost of a code of conduct complaint for 2018-19 financial year is $79.00. 

Dorset Council Councillor Code of Conduct - April 2019

Local Government Councillor Code of Conduct Complaint Lodgement Form (Word Version)


Councillor Gifts and Donations Register

As of 1 August 2018, the Local Government Act 1993 requires Council to keep a register of gifts and donations received by Councillors.  Gifts and donations to be reported include any of the following with a value of $50 or more:

  • an item;
  • a service;
  • a loan of money;
  • a loan of property; or
  • any other benefit

This includes a series of gifts or donations received by the same Councillor from the same donor where the total value in a financial year is $50 or more.  EG: a $10 lunch bought for a Councillor each week over a period of time.  Dorset Council's Councillor Register can be viewed below:

Councillor Gifts and Donations Register - Updated 1 December 2018