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Find out how to submit a question or petition to Council.

Public Questions

Members of the public are able to submit public questions to the Council. These are considered at the 1st and 2nd Ordinary Council Meetings each month.

All public questions must be received in writing by 12:00 noon the business day prior to the Ordinary Council meetings, to allow time for a response to be provided.

Download the Public Question form

Please return the form via:

  • Post: Attn: Chief Executive Officer, City of Darwin, GPO Box 84 Darwin NT 0801
  • Email:
  • In Person: Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin City.

The form should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer

Please see Policy 043 - Meetings, Meeting Procedures and Committees - General for the Public Question guidelines.

Petitions to Council

Members of public can present petitions to the Council on community issues that they would like to see addressed.

Examples include:

  • a request for a walkway closure
  • new equipment for a suburban Council playground

Petitions will be presented and dealt with in accordance with By Law 153 Petitions.

How To Submit a Petition to Council

To begin and then submit a petition, follow these steps:

  1. Download your petition form and fill it out.
  2. Make sure each page has the petition information on it.Make sure that everyone has their full name, address and signature.
  3. Forward your petition to City of Darwin, by the methods listed below.
  4. Petitions must be presented by an Alderman. They will read your request out at an Ordinary Council Meeting and the petition will be received.
  5. Once a petition is received it is forwarded to the relevant committee for consideration.
  6. It usually takes two to three months for a decision to be made on a particular petition, as a report will be presented to Council regarding the matter.

Download the Petition Form

Please return your completed petition via

  • Post: Attn: Chief Executive Officer, City of Darwin, GPO Box 84 Darwin NT 0801
  • Email
  • In Person: Civic Centre, Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin City.

Alternately you can give it to your local Alderman

More Information

Should you require further assistance, please contact us

08 8930 0300

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