The Shire of Carnarvon’s Code of Conduct referred to as ‘the Code’, provides Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates 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 (WA) (the Act) and Regulations which incorporate four fundamental aims to result in: 

  • better decision-making by local governments;  
  • greater community participation in the decisions and affairs of local governments;  
  • greater accountability of local governments to their communities; and  
  • more efficient and effective local government.  

The Code provides a guide and a basis of expectations for Council Members and Committee Members. It encourages a commitment to ethical and professional behaviour and outlines principles on which individual and collective Local Government responsibilities may be based. For the purpose of interpreting the Code a Contract is defined as a person, body corporate or any other entity with which the Shire has a contract for services. Limitation - This code is intended to apply to those parties engaged in the role of contractors to the Shire and is not intended to apply to their broader business or personal activities. 

Our Vision 

Unity, Humanity, Nature  

  • A connected community across leaders, cultures, and generations  
  • A future for every young person  
  • A job-rich economy built on local strengths  
  • A still-natural environment, looked after and used 

Our Values  

  • Courage  
  • Authenticity  
  • Respect 
  • Excellence
  • Cohesion  
  • Humility
  • Inclusion  
  • Passion 

    The Council adopted the following Code of Conduct on 27 April 2021.  

    Code of Conduct for Elected Members

    [Click Here] to go to the Shire of Carnarvon's policy manual that contains: EME001 Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates. 

    Code of Conduct for Staff

    [Click Here] for a copy of the Shire of Carnarvon's Code of Conduct.