The Bunbury Council governs and makes decisions on local issues including future development, sustainability, economic development, tourism, financial stability and service provision.

Our mayor is elected by the community for a four-year term.  The City of Bunbury consists of the Mayor and twelve councillors, with elections taking place every two years.  A normal term of office for councillors is four years.  Within this structure six councillors retire every two years.

Council meetings

City of Bunbury's Councillors attend Ordinary Council Meetings on every secondTuesday night with meetings commencing at 5.30pm.   Agenda Briefing Meetings are held on the alternate Tuesday nights and also commence at 5:30pm.

To view the current Agenda and Minutes click here.

To view the meeting schedule for 2018 click here.

To view the meeting schedule for 2019 click here.

Request to make a deputation

In order to make a deputation to an item on the Agenda, an individual or a representative of a group of people can make a request for deputation at the Ordinary Council Meeting by completing a 'Request for Deputation to Address Council' form.  This form should be received no later than 12:00 NOON on the Monday immediately prior to the meeting and can be submitted via email or handed in at the front counter of the Administration Building.

To download the form click here.

Register for public question time

Questions of the Council, on any subject within the Council's jurisdiction or with regard to a matter on the Agenda, can be asked at an Ordinary Council Meeting and a 'Public Question Time - Council Meetings' application form is to be completed. Complex questions requiring research should be submitted 5 working days prior to the Council Meeting using the form. Basic questions can be lodged up until 12 NOON on the Monday immediately prior to the Ordinary Council Meeting.  For questions to be taken on notice, not requiring an answer on the night, this form can be submitted up to 4pm on the day of the meeting.  Questions should be submitted via

To download the form click here.

People are welcome to contact councillors in relation to any community issues they may have. Download the contact list here

In order to lodge a petition to the Council the petition must concern a matter over which the Bunbury City Council has jurisdiction. A petition is to be tabled at a Council meeting by a Councillor. Persons wishing to submit a petition to the Council will need to contact a Councillor and request that they table the petition on their behalf. Petition Guidelines and example of an accepted petition is available here.