About Council meetings

Council is accountable to the city community for city leadership and strategy development that delivers benefit for all South Australians.

Council meetings are the primary forum for decision making and are held in accordance with the legislatively required meeting procedures and the City of Adelaide Standing Orders. The Lord Mayor, Sandy Verschoor presides over these meetings.

When does Council meet?

Council meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at Adelaide Town Hall.

  • Council generally meets in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Adelaide.
  • Committees generally meets in the Colonel Light Room, Town Hall, Adelaide.

To find out when meetings are held, simply view all dates on the Council Meeting Calendar

In addition, informal gatherings or discussions are convened occasionally as a non-decision making forum to provide training, discussion on strategic and/or complex matters. These gatherings and discussions are held in accordance with Council’s policy provided for in the Standing Orders.

Public participation in meetings

All meetings of Council and its committees are generally open to the public and media. Under the Local Government Act 1999 (SA), the public may be excluded from part of a meeting if it is necessary to receive, discuss or consider a matter in confidence. Confidential items will be identified on the meeting agenda and the meeting must formally resolve to exclude the public from the meeting. Wherever possible these matters are dealt with towards the end of the meeting.

There are several ways you can get involved in the Council meetings. We’ve detailed them for you on the Public Involvement page. 

 If you can’t get there, don’t worry, Council meetings are live-streamed for your convenience.

Agendas and minutes

Limited printed copies of the meeting Agendas are provided in the Customer Service Centre prior to the meeting. Please remember that the Centre closes at 5.00pm.

There are also limited printed copies available at the meeting.

All agendas and minutes, including past meetings, are available to download.