Lobbying Councillors

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has produced a guide for Councillors, constituents and other interested parties on lobbying Councillors.

Lobbying is common in local government and the ICAC has a view that appropriate lobbying of Councillors is normal and is seen as part of the democratic process. The most common form of lobbying occurs when a group or individual makes direct contact with a Councillor in an attempt to influence a Council decision.

It is in the public interest that lobbying is fair and does not undermine public confidence in impartial decision making.