Conduct and Ethics

The City of Bunbury has a Code of Conduct and Statement of Business Ethics to prevent misconduct, corruption and fraud.

Code of Conduct

The City of Bunbury is serious about preventing misconduct, corruption and fraud and has a Code of Conduct which is applicable to Elected Members, Committee Members and employees.

The Code sets out principles and standards of behaviour that Elected Members, Committee Members and Employees must observe when performing their duties, and is intended to promote accountability, ethical decision making, and encourage greater transparency and accountability in the City of Bunbury.

Click here to download the Code

Statement of Business Ethics

The Statement of Business Ethics outlines our expectations of providers of goods and services.  These include:

• Complying with all Australian laws

• Understanding the City’s policies, guidelines and procedures on purchasing

• Providing accurate and reliable advice and information when required

• Declaring actual or perceived conflicts of interest as soon as practicable

• Dealing ethically, fairly and honestly

• Not discussing City business or information with the media

• Not engaging in any form of collusion, especially with City employees

• Reporting any unethical practices in business relationships.

It also includes information on the City’s commitment to ethical dealings, and what can be expected from us, such as:

• Using public resources effectively and efficiently

• Dealing with all individuals and organisations in a fair, honest and ethical manner

• Avoiding any conflicts of interest (whether real or perceived)

• Never seeking gifts or other personal benefits

• Treating all suppliers impartially and fairly, and giving equal access to information to assist with quotations, tendering or supply

• Fully and clearly documented procurements for an effective audit trail, allowing for effective performance reviews of contracts

• Not disclosing confidential or proprietary information.

Click here to download the Statement of Business Ethics