Important information before lodging your complaint of a serious breach.
Serious breaches of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act) are investigated by officers of the department.
A serious breach is an offence committed by a council member against a written law when the person is acting in their capacity as a council member. The majority of the offences of this nature are within the Act, which include:
A complaint of serious breach of the Act must normally be made within two years of the alleged breach taking place. A complaint cannot be made after that time has elapsed.
There are some exemptions to these provisions concerning financial matters which have no time limit and a complaint can be made at any time.
Any person can make a complaint of a serious breach which can be lodged with the department direct by completing the approved form and sending it with any relevant evidence to support the allegation/s to firstname.lastname@example.org
Things to remember when completing your form:
Do not submit enquiries with this form.