Statement of Business Ethics 

This Statement of Business Ethics has been developed specifically to clarify Councils expectations of all the people and organisations that Council does business with.

Our community expects superior standards of ethical conduct from Councillors, delegates and staff who are required to comply with Councils Code of Conduct. This Code provides strict guidance
regarding procurement activities and general behaviour.

When tendering or contracting to Council you can expect to be treated with fairness, professionalism and respect. In retu rn, Council expects suppliers, tenderers, contractors, consultants and partners to
apply similar standards.

Ethical decisions

  • Honour core ethical values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, impartiality, fairness, equity and transparency.
  • Strengthen credibility and engender trust.
  • Comply with laws and regulations.

Making ethical decisions is about choosing options according to ethical principles. It is about choosing to do what is right, whether it s convenient or not.

Ethical Behaviours

AlburyCity s suppliers, tenderers, contractors, consultants and partners, their employees and subcontractors are expected to :

  • comply with all relevant contractual and statutory obligations;
  • be courteous towards the public, Councillors and employees;
  • promptly disclose any conflict of interest;
  • take reasonable measures to prevent disclosure of confidential information;
  • not lobby or canvass Councillors during tender or quotation processes as this is illegal;
  • immediately report any corrupt behaviour;
  • respect the obligation of Council officers to act in accordance with the law and Councils Code of Conduct, policies and procedures; and
  • act in the public interest while undertaking work on behalf of AlburyCity.


The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Act defines those engaged as consultants or contractors by a public authority such as Councils, as public officials . When contractors and consultants are contracted by Council, they are subject to the ICAC jurisdiction and are considered to be public officials. 

Breaches of the Statement of Business Ethics may lead to:

  • tenders being excluded from consideration;
  • matters being referred for investigation;
  • contracts being cancelled; and
  • firms or individuals being excluded from participating in future business opportunities with Council.


AlburyCity's suppliers, tenderers, contractors, consultants and partners, their employees and subcontractors must not:

  • give, or offer to give, bribes, gifts or inducements to Council officers;
  • engage in any activities with the purpose of reducing or eliminating competition;
  • misuse Council resources;
  • behave in any way that may bring Council into disrepute ;
  • work on Council projects on sites under the influence of alcohol or drugs that could impair their ability to work safety;
  • make any statement or act in a manner that could mislead anyone to believe they are representing Council, or expressing Council views; and
  • use the AlburyCity logo or brand elements in an unauthorised manner.

Breaches of the Statement of Business Ethics may lead to:

  • tenders being excluded from consideration;
  • matters being referred for investigation;
  • contracts being cancelled; and
  • firms or individuals being excluded from participating in future business opportunities with Council