Public Exhibition of Draft Social Media Policy

The Draft Social Media Policy aims to provide a framework by which Council and Councillors can realise the benefits of social media whilst mitigating the associated risks.

This draft policy is based on the Model Social Media policy published by the Office of Local Government (OLG), which has been developed following two rounds of consultation with the local government sector and represents a ‘best practice’ approach. The Model Social Media policy provides councils with a robust framework for the administration and management of their social media platforms, and sets standards of conduct for all council official who use social media in their official capacity.

Dubbo Regional Council adopted the Draft Social Media Policy at the Ordinary Council Meeting of Thursday 28 July 2022; for the purpose of public exhibition. The document is available for viewing below.

This draft policy will be on public exhibition until close of business 5pm, Friday 26 August 2022.

Written or electronic submissions are invited during the public exhibition period.

Please note that, in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 1998, written submissions received by Council containing personal information may be made public when the matter goes before Council for consideration, as it may be included in Council’s Business Papers. Persons have the right to remain anonymous if they so choose by refraining from submitting their personal information, however, the submission may be given less weight in the overall assessment and consideration of the draft Policy.

Written submissions should be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer
Dubbo Regional Council
PO Box 81
Dubbo NSW 2830


Draft Social Media Policy (PDF 575.5KB)



Last Edited: 29 Jul 2022

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