Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct provides Shire of Katanning Council Members, Committee & Working Group Members and employees with consistent guidelines for an acceptable standard of professional conduct.

Code of Conduct for Elected Members, Committee Members and Candidates

Code of Conduct Behaviour Complaints Policy

Complaint About Alleged Breach Form

Code of Conduct for Employees

Freedom of Information

The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI Act 1992) gives applicants the right to apply for access to documents held by the Shire of Katanning.

Freedom of Information Statement

Council Policies

Policies are determined by Council and may be amended or waived according to circumstances. This power is conveyed to Council in section 2.7(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1995. Policies cannot be made in relation to those powers and duties given directly to the CEO by the Act.

Local Laws

The Local Government Act 1995 empowers local governments to make any local laws they considered necessary for good governance and to perform their functions, as long as they do not conflict with either State or Federal laws.

The Shire of Katanning local laws provide the rules and guidelines to allow the Shire to provide good amenities for residents.

Public Interest Disclosure

Public officials (disclosers) who suspect wrongdoing within the public sector can raise their concerns under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act).

Disclosers can expect that:

  • their disclosure will be properly managed
  • appropriate action will be taken in relation to any wrongdoing identified, and
  • they will receive protection from detrimental treatment or reprisal action and immunities from criminal, civil and administrative liability.

Elected Members Registers

Annual and Primary Returns Register

Register of Fees and Allowances to Elected Members 

Minor Breach Complaints Register


The delegations register contains all current delegations from Council to the CEO and committees and from the CEO to employees. The register sets out the statutory powers and functions which are delegated, which part of the legislation allows the delegation and the conditions under which the delegation can be exercised.

Delegations Register

Tender Register

The Shire of Katanning maintains a register of all tenders and expressions of interest for the provision of goods and services and disposal of property. 

Tenders Register

Standards for CEO Recruitment, Performance and Termination

Standards for CEO Recruitment, Performance and Termination provide a framework for local governments to select a CEO, review their performance and terminate their contract of employment early, in accordance with the principles of merit, probity, fairness, equity and transparency.

Standards for CEO Performance, Review and Termination

Register of Financial Interest

In accordance with the Local Government Legislation Amendment Act 2019,  the legislation requires the entire Register of Financial Interests to be published on the local government's website.

Section 5.88(2) requires that the Register contains:

  • Primary (s5.75) and Annual Returns (s5.76) only for current relevant persons (i.e. Council Members and Designated employees) (subject to s5.88(3) and
  • Elected member direct financial , indirect financial and proximity interests disclosed at meetings (s5.65) and
  • Employee direct financial, indirect financial and proximity interests disclosed relating to delegated authority (s5.71) and
  • Will require the CEO to disclose interests relating to gifts in accordance with advice or reports provided directly or indirectly to the council or a committee (s5.71A)

Register of Financial Interest