Council Meetings

Wellington Shire Council meets at 3.00pm on the first Tuesday of each month and 6.00pm on the third Tuesday of each month in the Wellington Room at the Port of Sale (Wellington Centre), 70 Foster Street, Sale.
Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, members of the public are currently not permitted to attend Council Meetings.

Wellington Shire Pools Operating Status (Temperature Trigger)

Pools will only open if forecast BOM temperature is 25°C or higher for Sale at 4.30pm on the day prior.
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*NOTICE: Due to necessary works the Sale Toddler Pool opens Friday 27 November 2020 and the Sale 50m Outdoor Pool opens Friday 4 December 2020.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, we regret to advise that members of the public are not currently permitted to attend the Council meeting due to directives by the Chief Health Officer.

Council Meetings are live streamed for your convenience, and can be viewed by following the links in the Watch Live: Meeting Broadcast section below.

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2021 Council Meeting Schedule


Tuesday 2 February, 3.00pm
Tuesday 16 February, 6.00pm


Tuesday 2 March, 3.00pm
Tuesday 16 March, 6.00pm


Tuesday 6 April, 3.00pm
Tuesday 20 April, 6.00pm


Tuesday 4 May, 3.00pm
Tuesday 18 May, 6.00pm


Tuesday 1 June, 3.00pm
Tuesday 15 June, 6.00pm


Tuesday 6 July, 3.00pm
Tuesday 20 July, 6.00pm


Tuesday 3 August, 3.00pm
Tuesday 17 August, 6.00pm


Tuesday 7 September, 3.00pm
Tuesday 21 September, 6.00pm


Tuesday 5 October, 3.00pm
Tuesday 19 October, 6.00pm


Wednesday 3 November, 3.00pm (election of Mayor and Deputy Mayor)
Tuesday 16 November, 6.00pm


Tuesday 7 December, 3.00pm
Tuesday 21 December, 6.00pm

Watch Live: Meeting Broadcast

Wellington Shire Council uses its YouTube Channel to broadcast Council Meetings live. Watching these meetings is a free service, and you do not require a YouTube account.

Do you have a Question or Comment for the Council Meeting?

Addressing an Agenda Item

If you would like to ask a question or make a comment in relation to an Agenda item please complete the Council Meeting Question or Comment Submission Form no later than 1:00pm on the day of the meeting. Please note that the Mayor may choose to reply in writing.

Asking a General Question or making a Comment during the Council Meeting

If you would like to ask a General Question or make a Comment during the live broadcast of the Council Meeting, not addressing a particular Agenda Item, please complete the Council Meeting Question or Comment Submission Form or email your question or comment to askcouncil@wellington.vic.gov.au prior to Section E of the Council Meeting.

If the question or comment is deemed appropriate, it will be read aloud to the Councillors by the Chief Executive Officer during Section E of the Council Meeting. A response to the question or comment will be issued in accordance with Council's Customer Service Charter. Please note that the Mayor may choose to reply in writing.

Rules for Public Questions or Comments

For a question or comments to be considered at an Ordinary Council Meeting, the following requirements must be met:

  • Must focus on an issue within Councils powers to act;
  • Must not name, allude to, or focus on an individual;
  • No more than two questions and/or comments (including combinations thereof or asked in parts) are able to be submitted per person for any one Council Meeting Agenda item.

Questions or comments that meet one or more of the following criteria will not be answered at a Council Meeting:

  • Repetitive or has already been answered (previously either by Officers in writing or at a Council Meeting);
  • Relates to a matter for which the meeting would normally be closed under Section 89(2) of the Local Government Act 1989;
  • Concerns matters deemed to be confidential under Section 77 of the Local Government Act 1989;
  • Is prejudicial to the Council or any other person if answered;
  • Relates to the personal views or actions of an individual Councillor or Council Officer;
  • Relates to a matter that is the subject of negotiation, litigation or commercial interest/advantage;
  • Is defamatory, indecent, abusive, irrelevant, trivial or objectionable in language or nature;
  • Is considered trivial or vexatious or it is more appropriate to direct to Council Officers during normal business hours.

If a question cannot be answered by the CEO or another Senior Council Officer during the meeting, a written response will be prepared in accordance with the service standard for written correspondence set out in Council’s Customer Service Commitment.

Archived Council Meeting Broadcasts

Archived versions of Council Meeting broadcasts are also accessible on Wellington Shire Council's YouTube Channel, in the Archived Meetings section. Should you require access to an archived Council Meeting that is not included on the YouTube Channel please contact Council.

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Documents Available for Public Inspection

Council maintain a range of documents and registers for public inspection in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 and the Local Government (General) Regulations 2004 - these are shown below.

Note: The Auditors Report is incorporated within the Annual Report.

The documents below can also be viewed at our Sale or Yarram Service Centres.

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In addition, the following documents are also available for public inspection at the Sale Service Centre:

  • Authorised Officers
  • Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes
  • Councillor Code of Conduct
  • Councillor Reimbursement Policy
  • Delegations
  • Election Campaign Donation Returns Register
  • List of all Leases
  • List of Donations and Grants
  • Procurement Policy
  • Record of Assembly of Councillors
  • Register of Interests Travel Register
  • Details of Chief Executive Officer reappointment and total remuneration

To arrange an inspection, please contact Council.

Annual Report

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Council Budget

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Council Plan and Vision

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Council Strategies and Plans

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Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Wellington Shire Council
After Hours Emergency
Service Centres
Sale Service Centre
18 Desailly Street (PO Box 506)
Sale VIC 3850
Operating Hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Yarram Service Centre
156 Grant Street
Yarram VIC 3971
Operating Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00am - 2.00pm (Closed Wednesday)
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