Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Employees

The Shire of Gingin's Code of Conduct (“the Code”) provides Employees in local government with consistent guidelines for an acceptable standard of professional conduct. The Code addresses, in a concise manner, the broader issue of ethical responsibility and encourages greater transparency and accountability in individual local governments.

The Code is complementary to the principles adopted in the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations which incorporate the following fundamental aims:

  1. Better decision making by local governments;
  2. Greater community participation in the decisions and affairs of local governments;
  3. Greater accountability of local governments to their communities; and
  4. More efficient and effective local government.

The Code provides a guide and a basis of expectations for Employees. It encourages a commitment to ethical and professional behaviour and outlines principles in which individual and collective local government responsibilities may be based.

Code of Conduct for Employees

Code of Conduct for Councillors, Committee Members & Candidates

Previously, the Local Government Act 1995 required all local governments to develop a Code of Conduct for Councillors and Committee Members.

As of 3 February 2021, the Local Government (Model Code of Conduct) Regulations 2021  have now replaced all individual Codes of Conduct with a mandatory Code of Conduct that will apply to Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates for local government elections.  All local governments were required to prepare and adopt the mandatory Code of Conduct by 3 May 2021. 

Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members & Candidates

Shire of Gingin Offices


7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

F: (08) 9575 2121



255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121


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