The Council meets twice monthly on a Tuesday from February to November and on the first Tuesday in December. No Ordinary Meetings will be held in the month of January.
If you're interested in seeing Council at work, members of the public can attend the open section of the Council Meeting.
Details of upcoming meeting dates are provided on the Council events page.
Ordinary Council Meetings
City of Darwin generally holds two Ordinary Council Meetings each month, except for December when there is only one and no meetings in January. The general public is welcome to attend these meetings (maximum capacity of 120 people).
Where: Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Darwin City.
From February to November, the 1st Ordinary Council Meeting is usually scheduled two weeks prior to the 2nd Ordinary Council Meeting which is held on the last Tuesday of each month.
Agendas are available by 3.00pm the Friday before each meeting. They are published in the Agendas & Minutes section.
Two copies are made available for the public at Council Meetings for reference.
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 until the following meeting adopts them. They will still be available for download.
An open public forum is held monthly before the 2nd Ordinary Council Meeting.
Where: Function Area, Civic Centre, Darwin City
When: 5.00 pm.*
*Please arrive 15 minutes earlier to register.
These sessions provide a relaxed and informal atmosphere for general discussion. They are an ideal opportunity to raise issues of concern or to put across your view on particular issues.
Many good suggestions and feedback to Elected Members have come from this forum.
Note that if you are attending the public forum you will need to sign the visitor log. You will be required to show photo identification as part of the sign in process.
In accordance with section 323(1) of the Local Government Act any person who is adversely affected by a reviewable decision may apply for a review of the decision within 28 days of the decision.
Reviewable decisions are:
(a) a decision in relation to the correction of an entry in the assessment record under section 232(1) or 233(7);
(b) a regulatory order under section 286;
(c) a decision to refuse to suppress a person's details in publicly available material under section 293(5).
Any application must be made in writing and set out the grounds on which the decision should, in your opinion, be reconsidered.
Further information on how City of Darwin manages reviewable decisions can be found at Part 18.1 of the Local Government Act 2019.
Further information regarding Council’s meetings is outlined in Policy No.043 - Meetings, Meeting Procedures and Committees - General,
Or you can contact the Governance Busines Partner at City of Darwin