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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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Council Policies

A policy review program has been included in each financial year Annual Plan.


The aim of the program is to ensure all policies are reviewed on a regular basis, depending on their content.  Council's current policies are listed below (updated as at 25 June 2019):

Policy 1 - Municipal Logo
Policy 2 - Payment of Councillors Expenses and Provision of Faclities
Policy 3 - On Street Dining, Vending and Signage
Policy 4 - Sponsorship of Sporting and Cultural Representatives
Policy 7 - Contribution to Boundary Fences
Policy 9 - Risk Management
Policy 10 - Bridport Cemetery
Policy 16 - Electronic Communications
Policy 17 - Corporate Credit Card
Policy 18 - Customer Service Charter
Policy 20 - Public Liability Insurance for Community Groups
Policy 26 - Tree Management
Policy 27 - Youth
Policy 31 - Code for Tenders and Contracts
Policy 32 - Public Interest Disclosure Act 2002 Procedure
Policy 33 - Asset Management
Policy 35 - Disability Access
Policy 36 - Personal Information Protection
Policy 37 - Dog Management
Policy 39 - Community Consultation and Communications
Policy 40 - Road 
Policy 41 - Public Question Time and Deputations
Policy 42 - Rates and Charges
Policy 43 - Cash Management
Policy 44 - Social Media
Policy 45 - Cat Management
Policy 46 - Public Open Space Contribution
Policy 47 - Community Grants
Policy 49 - New Business and Investment Assistance
Policy 50 - Gifts and Benefits + Guidelines
Policy 51 - Work Health and Safety
Policy 52 - Related Party Disclosure
Policy 53 - Emergency Relief Grant
Policy 54 - Wood Encouragement