Speak at a Council meeting

Community members are welcome to attend meetings of Council, or watch a Council meeting online.

We welcome community members to speak at a Council meeting on agenda items. This is called our Public Forum. To participate, please apply through a Public Forum application.

Speakers are required to follow the Public Forum Policy and the Code of Meeting Practice.

Applicants can apply to speak on only one item of business listed on the agenda (where two applications are received by the same person for different items, only the first application will be considered).

Approved applicants will address Council in the order in which applications are received.

Each speaker will be allocated three minutes to address Council on their nominated item of business.

Two speakers will be permitted to speak ‘for’ (in agreement) or ‘against’ (in opposition) each item on the agenda.


Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm the Thursday before the Council meeting.

Council will contact you by 5:00pm the Friday prior to the ordinary Council meeting to confirm if your application has been successful.


Council Chambers
Level 2
4 Eton Street
Sutherland NSW

OR remotely by Microsoft Teams.

Accessing a Council meeting

Our Chambers and Council meetings can be accessed by all members of the public as we provide:

  • a live webcast of meetings
  • accessible parking spaces (entry via Eton Street)
  • ramp access to our Administration Building
  • lift access to Level 2
  • accessible toilets
  • space for people with wheelchairs in the public gallery