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Behavioural Standards for Elected Members

The Behavioural Standards for Council Members applies to Elected Members of all Councils throughout the State.


Norwood Streetscape Norwood Town HallThe Behavioural Standards for Council Members are established by the Minister for Local Government pursuant to section 75E of the Local Government Act 1999

The Behavioural Standards set out minimum standards of behaviour that are expected of all Council Members in the performance of their official functions and duties. 

Download: Behavioural Standards for Council Members

Behavioural Management Policy

The LGA Model Behavioural Management Policy applies to all South Australian Councils until each adopts their own within 12 months of the November 2022 election.

The Policy sets out:

  • the requirements relating to the management of behaviour of council members
  • the process for receipt and management of a complaint received regarding the conduct of a council member.

Download: LGA Model Behavioural Management Policy 

Lodging a complaint

To assist in the administration, receipt and management of a complaint under the Behavioural Management Policy, complaints can be submitted in writing and marked "Confidential Council Member Complaint" via:

  • email: or;
  • hard copy: City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters, P.O. Box 204, Kent Town SA 5071.

Related policies

The Council has also adopted a number of policies that regulate specific aspects of the role of Elected Members, including:


If you have any questions regarding the Behavioural Management Standards and Policy, please contact:

Lisa Mara
General Manager, Governance & Civic Affairs
T: 08 8366 4549