Open Community Briefings

Council Meeting COVID-19 Protocols

Baw Baw Shire’s Council Meetings will re-open to members of the public from Wednesday 23 June 2021 following the easing COVID-19 restrictions across regional Victoria.

Numbers are strictly limited to 30 guests (not including Councillors and staff), all of whom must register via Council’s website to attend. Booking is essential to allow staff to monitor and manage density limits. Please provide a copy of your booking upon arrival.

QR Codes sign in, physical distancing measures and the wearing of masks will be in place at all meetings to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all attendees.

For more information and to book, please visit

If you have any difficulty booking, please contact Council's Governance Team on 1300 229 229 for assistance.

9 June 2021 Open Community Briefing Postponed

Due to the impacts of the weather event on connectivity across Baw Baw Shire and Gippsland, the Open Community Briefing on the Gender Equality Act 2020, scheduled for Wednesday 9 June 2021, has been postponed until further notice.  

About Open Community Briefings

Baw Baw Shire Council is increasing its transparency and community engagement by holding Open Community Briefings. 

Baw Baw Shire will endeavour to hold monthly Open Community Briefings, where Officers, members of the public or Community Groups will present on items of interest to the community. Where possible, Open Community Briefings will be publicly live streamed, with questions accepted in advance of the meeting. The appropriate information, generally in the form of an officer report, will be made publicly available on Councils website no less than two days prior to the Briefing.

Traditionally, briefings are held regularly to ensure that Councillors are well informed and in the best possible position to debate matters effectively at Council Meetings. 

Next Open Community Briefing

The next Open Community Briefing is yet to be confirmed.

Council will publish information for this Open Community Briefing on the Friday before the Briefing which can be found on the Agendas and Minutes page.

Community members are welcome to make a submission for this briefing. For more information on making a submission to Council, please click here.

Click here to go to the live streaming webpage.