Meetings, Agendas and Minutes

Access agendas and minutes for Council and Committee Meetings, or watch meetings from the comfort of your own home.

Residents and ratepayers are welcome to attend our Ordinary Meetings of Council at 6pm (unless otherwise advertised).

Council Meetings

Council Meetings are forums where Councillors discuss issues and recommendations on a wide-range of issues that guide Council's actions. The meetings provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions of Councillors and to raise issues for Council to consider in its decision-making process.

Agendas and Minutes for Council Meetings

You can read the Agenda for our next Council meeting, or the minutes from previous Council meetings on the Agendas and Minutes page.

 12 February 2018 - Special Council meeting at 5.30pm
26 February
19 March
9 and 30 April
21 May

31 May - Special Council meeting at 5.30pm, Hearing of Submissions at 6.00pm

12 June
2 and 23 July - RELOCATED: 6pm in Shire Hall, 284 Gower Street, Preston
13 August - RELOCATED: 6pm in Shire Hall, 284 Gower Street, Preston 
3 and 24 September
15 October
7 November
 26 November 2018 at 6.30pm in Preston City Hall - Special Council (Statutory) meeting - Election of  Mayor

Meeting Location:

Darebin Council Chamber
350 High Street, Preston (unless otherwise advised)

Residents and ratepayers are welcome to attend City of Darebin Planning Committee Meetings at 6pm (unless otherwise advertised).

Planning Committee Meetings

The Planning Committee comprises all Councillors and makes decisions on planning applications for industry, business and residential property developments that are considered to be of significance to the community.

Agendas and Minutes for Planning Committee Meetings

You can read the agenda for our next Planning Committee meeting, or the minutes from previous Planning Committee meetings on the Agendas and Minutes page.

12 February
13 March
16 April
14 May
25 June - RELOCATED Shire Hall 284 Gower Street, Preston
16 July - meeting cancelled
20 August
17 September - meeting cancelled
22 October                                              
 19 November

Planning Committee Meetings commence at 6pm (unless otherwise advised).

Meeting Location:
Darebin Council Chamber
350 High Street, Preston (unless otherwise advised)


Question and Submission Time is an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions of the Council at our fortnightly ordinary Council Meetings.

Members of the public can lodge questions for Council to answer or make a Comment or Submission prior to a specific item listed on the Agenda of an Ordinary Council meeting.


Members of the public can ask up to two (2) questions at an Ordinary Council meeting.

Questions submitted online will be responded to in the first instance. If you are not present at the meeting, the Chairperson will read the question and provide a response. The Chairperson may then take questions from members in the gallery.

Any question not answered at the meeting will be taken on notice and a written response will be provided to the person asking the question.

In accordance with the Darebin Governance Local Law, the Chairperson may disallow a question if it:

  • is defamatory, indecent, abusive, offensive, irrelevant, trivial or objectionable in language or substance; or
  • deals with a subject matter already answered; or
  • is aimed at embarrassing a Councillor or an officer.

If you are unable to submit your question prior to the Ordinary Council meeting, the Chairperson may take questions from the floor.


Members of the public may make a comment or 2 minute submission on a matter listed on the Agenda prior to the item being debated.

A person who is unable to stay at the meeting until the Agenda item is heard, may make their comment or submission during Question Time.


Members of the public who wish to ask a question, or make a comment or submission to an agenda item, at an Ordinary Council meeting are encouraged to do so in one of the following ways:

  • Online via the Questions and Submissions form by 3pm on the day of the Council meeting.
  • By email to Q& by 3pm on the day of the Council meeting; or
  • In person at the Preston Customer Service Centre, 274 Gower Street, Preston; or
  • By mail to PO Box 91, Preston 3072; or
  • With a Council officer prior to the commencement of the Council meeting.

The lodgement of a question or registration to make a comment or submission should include the name, address and contact telephone number of the individual. This will allow Council officers to follow up your question or submission, if required.

Council meetings can be viewed at the Watch Council and Planning Committee meetings page.

The Agenda for each meeting is available for viewing on Council's website at the Meeting Agendas and Minutes page by 5pm, up to 6 days prior to the date of the meeting. Copies are also available at Customer Service centres and libraries.

Council Meet and Greets provide an informal setting for Councillors and residents to get together and discuss issues from their local Wards.

Council Meet and Greet sessions

Would you like to discuss local issues with your Ward Councillors?

We are holding a series of informal meet and greet sessions across Darebin in the coming weeks to give you an opportunity to hear about local projects from your ward Councillors and discuss issues that matter to you.

See the Darebin ward map to find out which ward you live in.

Cazaly Ward

Wednesday 22 August 2018, 7pm-8.30pm
Darebin Arts Centre, corner St Georges Road and Bell Street, Preston

Latrobe Ward

Thursday 13 September 2018, 6pm-7.30pm
Keon Park Children’s Hub,  1-7 Dole Avenue, Reservoir

Rucker Ward

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 7pm-8.30pm
Northcote Town Hall, 189 High Street, Northcote

All are welcome. Tea and coffee will be provided. For more information call 8470 8554.