Live Streaming of Council Briefings and Meetings


Since May 2017, we have live streamed our Council briefings and meetings freely to the public. This means the public can watch briefings and meetings live via the City’s website. Within one day of the briefing or meeting, the recording is bookmarked and uploaded on the City’s website, so the public can view the whole briefing/meeting or single items.

The live streaming currently captures all parts of Council briefings and meetings, except confidential matters, public questions and statements and deputations. We are considering extending live streaming to include public questions, statements and deputations.


Public question time is an opportunity for the public to be involved in the Council decision making process, as they can ask questions or make statements relating to any matter affecting the City. It occurs at the start of the briefing/meeting and any member of the public may ask a question or speak for up to three minutes in respect to any matter which affects the City.

Deputations are presentations for up to 15 minutes and require the approval of the Mayor, and occur after public question time.


Recording public question time and deputations will ensure that the general public is aware of the issues raised by the community and increases the transparency and accountability of the Council process.

It is proposed that members of the public will have the opportunity to opt out of the live streaming by advising the Mayor of this when they are called up to speak during public question time.



Share your thoughts

We would like to know your thoughts about our proposal to include public questions and statements in the live streaming of our council briefings and meetings.

Please let us know what you think by completing our quick survey below, or contact Governance via mail@vincent.wa.gov.au or 9273 6000.

Close date: 5pm Friday 29 November 2019



Since May 2017, we have live streamed our Council briefings and meetings freely to the public. This means the public can watch briefings and meetings live via the City’s website. Within one day of the briefing or meeting, the recording is bookmarked and uploaded on the City’s website, so the public can view the whole briefing/meeting or single items.

The live streaming currently captures all parts of Council briefings and meetings, except confidential matters, public questions and statements and deputations. We are considering extending live streaming to include public questions, statements and deputations.


Public question time is an opportunity for the public to be involved in the Council decision making process, as they can ask questions or make statements relating to any matter affecting the City. It occurs at the start of the briefing/meeting and any member of the public may ask a question or speak for up to three minutes in respect to any matter which affects the City.

Deputations are presentations for up to 15 minutes and require the approval of the Mayor, and occur after public question time.


Recording public question time and deputations will ensure that the general public is aware of the issues raised by the community and increases the transparency and accountability of the Council process.

It is proposed that members of the public will have the opportunity to opt out of the live streaming by advising the Mayor of this when they are called up to speak during public question time.



Share your thoughts

We would like to know your thoughts about our proposal to include public questions and statements in the live streaming of our council briefings and meetings.

Please let us know what you think by completing our quick survey below, or contact Governance via mail@vincent.wa.gov.au or 9273 6000.

Close date: 5pm Friday 29 November 2019


  • We would like to know your thoughts about our proposal to include public questions, statements and deputations in the live streaming of our council briefings and meetings.

    Under our proposal, members of the public would not be obligated have their public statements live streamed and would have the opportunity to opt out of live streaming by advising the Mayor of this when they are called up to speak.

    Please let us know what you think by completing this quick survey, or contact Governance via mail@vincent.wa.gov.au or 9273 6000.

    We would like to know your thoughts about our proposal to include public questions, statements and deputations in the live streaming of our council briefings and meetings.

    Under our proposal, members of the public would not be obligated have their public statements live streamed and would have the opportunity to opt out of live streaming by advising the Mayor of this when they are called up to speak.

    Please let us know what you think by completing this quick survey, or contact Governance via mail@vincent.wa.gov.au or 9273 6000.


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