City of Darwin Ordinary Council Meeting

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Date(s) - 09/05/2017
12:00 am

City of Darwin

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Council Meetings

City of Darwin holds two monthly Council Meetings. These meetings are held in Council Chambers at the Civic Centre from 5.00pm, with the main meeting (2nd Ordinary Council meeting) being held on the last Tuesday of each month. The 1st Ordinary Council Meeting is usually scheduled two weeks prior.

The Council also holds monthly public open forum sessions at 4.30pm before the 2nd Ordinary Council meeting. These sessions are held in the reception area (just outside Council Chambers). Open Forum sessions provide a relaxed and informal atmosphere for general discussion. They are an ideal forum to raise issues of concern or to put across your view. Many good suggestions have come from this forum.



A quorum at a meeting of a Council consists of a majority of the Council’s members.

If a quorum is not present within 30 minutes after the time appointed for a meeting, the meeting is postponed to a time and place to be fixed by the CEO and notified to the members.

Meetings to be Open to the Public

A meeting of Council or Committee must be open to the public. However; the public may be excluded while business of a kind classified by the regulations as confidential business is being considered.

Public Question Form


Business Papers

The Council and Committee Business Papers (Agendas, Open Section Reports and Minutes) are made available at Council’s four public libraries and the Civic Centre the Friday before each meeting and for Council meetings, they are also available in the public gallery at the relevant Council meeting.

People are also able to submit public questions to the Council. All public questions must be received in writing by 12:00 noon the day prior to the 2nd Ordinary Council meetings.

Agendas and Minutes for Council and Committee meetings are available for download in PDF format.


A copy of the minutes must, within 10 business days after the dates of the meeting to which they relate, be available to the public, on the Council’s Web Site or at the Council’s public office.

Minutes marked as ‘unconfirmed‘ indicates that the Minutes are complete, but will not be confirmed as a correct record of that meeting until the following Council/Committee meeting adopts them. They will still available for download.