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 Hours: 1300 858 824

Business community in Dorset

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

Contact us

  • Phone (03) 6352 6500
  • Fax (03) 6352 6509
  • After Hours 1300 858 824
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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 cleaners and caretakers for our public amenities and halls, and has a Contractor for the Bridport Seaside Caravan Park.

Organisational Structure - February 2023
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John Marik

General Manager

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Rohan Willis

Assistant General Manager / Director - Community & Development

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Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley

Director - Infrastructure

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Allison Saunders

Finance Manager

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Lauren Tolputt

Administration Manager

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Dorset Council Vision Statement

Our Vision - An inclusive, thriving and connected community.

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 foster a solution-driven environment that embraces innovation and inspires fresh approaches in adapting to, and creating, change

Customer Service - We meet our 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 engage in open dialogue, whilst accepting there will be differences of opinion

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.