The Mayor of Sutherland Shire welcomes invitations to attend community events and functions.

We provide protocol and advice to help you follow the formalities required when addressing and working with our Mayor.

Protocol for invitations

If you wish to invite the Mayor to attend your event, please submit an online Mayoral Invitation Form at least four weeks prior to your event.  Please ensure you complete all fields and provide all requested information.

This form will prompt you to provide a range of details which will assist Council staff in ensuring the Mayor or their designated representative is appropriately briefed and prepared to attend your event.

Among the details you will be required to provide are:

  • whether the Mayor or designated representative will be required to deliver a speech at your event
  • the purpose of the function
  • the most suitable arrival and departure times for the Mayor or designated representative to attend your event, the estimated duration of the function and who will be greeting Council’s attendee on arrival
  • the dress code that applies for attendees at your event

It is extremely important to advise the office of the Mayor of any changes to your planned event that occur after you have submitted your initial request, particularly any changes to timings or venue which may occur.

Forms of address

Further information on the correct protocol requirements when inviting and addressing the Mayor are included in our Civic Protocol Guidelines - PDF - 374 KB.