Submit a petition to Council

Requirements for preparing a petition for Council's consideration

Subordinate Local Law 1.1 (Meetings) specifies the criteria that petitions must meet and how the Council must deal with them.

Essential requirements for preparing a petition

A petition is not to be presented by a Councillor or received by the Council unless it:

a. is worded in respectful language
b. is typewritten or otherwise legible
c. contains a minimum of 10 signatures
d. contains the names and addresses of signatories.

Consideration by Council

Each petition is to be presented by a Councillor, who as far as possible, is to make themselves acquainted with the subject matter of that petition.

The nature of each petition is to be stated to the Council by the Councillor presenting it and, if required, is to be read.

On presentation of a petition to the Council the only question to be entertained is:

  • that the petition not be received; or
  • that the petition be received and referred to a Standing Committee for consideration and report.

The merits of the petition will not be debated at the meeting. If received, the petition will be referred to City officers for investigation and preparation of a report to the relevant Standing Committee of Council.

Any petition received may be published by Council.

The lead petitioner will receive all correspondence regarding the petition.

This sample petition may be used as a guide.

Petition to Council of the City of Gold Coast(PDF, 114KB)

Lodging your petition

Compliant petitions should be emailed ( or posted (see details below) to either the Chief Executive Officer or the respective Divisional Councillor. E-petitions will not be accepted.

Chief Executive Officer
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042