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Draft News and Social Media Policy

Consultation Closed: Monday, July 24, 2023 - 5:00 pm
What we consulted you about

Council has a News and Social Media Policy to provide a consistent, coordinated approach to interacting with news and social media, ensuring Council’s communications are accurate and professional.

Online and traditional news services, along with social media, provide opportunities for Council to engage with and inform the community about Council activities, programs, events, services and initiatives. Collectively they play a critical role in facilitating transparency, accountability and public trust.

Councillors and staff of Warrnambool City Council are expected to demonstrate standards of conduct and behaviour that are consistent with relevant legislation, regulations and policies. The revised News and Social Media Policy provides guidance for Councillors, staff, contractors and volunteers on the use of news and social media for the purposes of informing and engaging with the community about Council activities, responding to media inquiries and the personal use of social media where Warrnambool City Council is a topic of online discussion.


Submissions are open until 5pm on Monday July 24 and can be made via:

Email to contact@warrnambool.vic.gov.au with "News and Social Media Policy" in the subject line.

Mail to Warrnambool City Council, PO Box 198, Warrnambool 3280.