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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Dorset Council employs 59 full-time equivalent staff, at various sites throughout the Dorset municipality.

Council's Works & Infrastructure Team is located at depots situated in Scottsdale, Bridport and Derby.  Click here to view the municipal area.

Dorset Council also employs seasonal, casual staff to operate our pools in Scottsdale and Branxholm, cleaners and caretakers for our public amenities and halls, and caretakers for the Bridport Seaside Caravan Park.

Management Team

John Marik (Director - Corporate Services), Rohan Willis (Director - Community & Development), Dwaine Griffin (Director - Works & Infrastructure), Tim Watson (General Manager)


Dorset Council's full organisational structure can be viewed here 

Dorset Council Vision Statement 

Our Vision - A vibrant Community of Natural living for today and tomorrow.

Our Mission - To improve the quality of life of the poeple of Dorset through services based on the principles of quality, equity, value and responsiveness.

Our Values

Leadership - We lead by example through our behaviours and approach to work. We are a proactive advocate for the community, and engage with the community in determining and driving a vision for Dorset.

Creative Thinking - We create a solution-based environment that challenges the status quo and encourages innovation.

Customer Service - We meet out service standards in a professional and responsive manner.

Engagement - We communicate openly and encourage the active participation of the community.

Financially Responsible - We deliver services to the community in a sustainable and strategic cost effective way.

Respect - We treat each other with mutual respect.

Dorset Customer Service Charter

The Customer Service Charter is in compliance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 and outlines our commitment to customers in accordance with our mission statement and provides a formalised process for making complaints or requests. It outlines customers’ rights, mutual expectations, the standards customers can expect when dealing with Council and what a customer can do if dissatisfied with Council decisions or actions.  Dorset Council's Charter can be found here in our Policy Register - Policy No 18.