Council and committee meetings

Availability of agendas and minutes

Agendas are made publicly available the Friday prior to the Tuesday evening's meeting.  Minutes of meetings are made publicly available as soon as practicable following the meeting.

Visit the agendas and minutes page to view meeting documentation.

Commencement times and venues

All meetings of Council, the City Development Delegated Committee and the Enterprise Maribyrnong Delegated Committee generally commence at 6.30pm and are open to the public.  Meetings are held at Maribyrnong Council Offices, corner Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray, unless otherwise advised.

For all Council and Delegated Committee meetings please refer to the schedule of meeting dates.

Community Participation

Attendance at Meetings

The Victorian Government continues to recommend that we maintain a minimum 1.5m distance between each other where possible. Due to this, the public gallery in the Council Chamber is strictly limited to a maximum of 10 persons.

To ensure the maximum of 10 members of the public in the gallery is not exceeded, members of the public must pre-register their attendance at the meeting.

Registration for meetings opens the Friday prior to the meeting taking place.

To register your attendance at the next meeting, please click here.

Public Question Time 

All of Council’s public meetings allow for 15 minutes of public question time.

This is not an opportunity for members of the public to express personal views or opinions.  This time is provided for questions only. Depending on the complexity of questions, it may be necessary to take questions on notice, with a reply to be provided at a later date.

If you would like to ask a question during a Council or Committee meeting please complete the online Public Question Time Form by 12pm, on the day of the meeting.


What is a petition?

A petition is a written request to Council which has been signed by multiple people (who each provide their name and street address). Petitions express concern about an issue and request Council to take action.

Any person may organise a petition and request that it be received at an Ordinary Meeting of Council.  An original petition must be lodged no less than 7 days before the Council Meeting at which it is to be tabled.

What does a petition look like?

A petition will:

  • be addressed to the Council, Mayor or Councillor;
  • include the whole of the petition text (i.e. what is being asked of Council to consider) at the top of each page;
  • contain the names, addresses and handwritten original signatures;
  • be legible and permanent writing;
  • not relate to matters outside powers of Council; and
  • not be defamatory, indecent, abusive or objectionable in language or substance.

Please see a sample of an acceptable petition below.

The petition must nominate a contact person. If you are the organiser of a petition, please include your contact details so that the relevant Council officer can contact you to acknowledge the receipt of the petition, and advise you after the petition has been received at a Council meeting.

It is the responsibility of the petition organiser to contact other signatories to the petition to inform them of its progress.

Please see a sample of an acceptable petition below.

How do I submit a petition?

Once the petition is complete, it can be emailed to or sent to:

Maribyrnong City Council
Attn: Governance
PO Box 58
West Footscray, VIC 3012

You can also deliver your petition to the Maribyrnong Town Hall, 61 Napier Street, Footscray.