Council Meeting Procedures and Public Questions to Council

Council Meetings

The purpose of Council Meetings is for Council to conduct the business of Council. Council Meetings are open to the public and community members are welcome to attend and observe proceedings.

Council Meetings are generally held at 7pm on the third Tuesday of each month, except January and December.

These meetings decide policy, community development, and planning matters. They are governed by the Brimbank Governance Rules.

Meeting Agendas or Minutes 

View our Meeting Agendas or Minutes.

Reports presented to Council Meetings are available to the public except for those classified as confidential by the Local Government Act.

Planning Forums

A Planning Forum is held on the Tuesday night prior to the first Council Meeting of each month, to hear submissions in relation to planning matters.

Submitters can discuss issues with Council on planning applications that Council will subsequently consider. The forum is less formal than a Council meeting and is chaired by an attending Councillor.

Public question time

Use our online Public Question Time Form to ask Council a question.

Questions that comply with Council's Governance Rules will be read out and answered at the Council Meeting.

For a service request, or request for information from Council, please use our online Service Request Form, or contact Customer Service on or 9249 4000.


You can submit a petition to the Council in writing. The petition must contain the names, addresses and handwritten original signatures of at least 12 people. Chapter 2, Division 9 of the Governance Rules describes the process.

Petitions must be in the format specified in the Brimbank Governance Rules.

Email petitions to or post to:

Brimbank City Council
PO Box 70
Vic 3020