Code of Conduct


The purpose of this document is to set out the standards of behaviour expected of Committee Members. In agreeing to be part of the Committee, each member must also agree to adhere to these codes at all times.

Committee Members must:

  • Declare any Conflicts of Interest as they arrive and act to ensure that these conflicts do not pose a risk to the organisation
  • Attend to their fiduciary responsibility and make decisions based on what is best for the Committee, not for individual interest or gain
  • Not receive gifts that result in personal financial benefit
  • Adhere to the legislative requirements of the Committee
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by the Committee and act in accordance with the Rules of the Committee
  • To keep accounting records and ensure an annual audit
  • To apply the funds and resources of the Committee for the purposes of the Committee
  • Not use information gained by virtue of position for improper purpose
  • Always represent the Committee in a professional manner
  • Act with care and diligence in connection with their role
  • Behave honestly and with integrity in connection with their role
  • Not take advantage of their position on the Committee in any way
  • Attend Committee meetings or forward their apology prior to the meeting
  • Treat all people associated with the Committee, including members, volunteers, partners, external stakeholders, and other Committee Members with respect. Not discriminate on the basis of irrelevant characteristics, such as sex, race, religious or political opinion, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, sexual orientation or other protected characteristics set out legislation
  • Always consider the welfare of the Committee’s members
  • Be open to feedback from members and respond appropriately
  • Act as a positive role model with respect to good behaviour
  • Always look for opportunities for improved performance of the Committee operations and functions
  • Not speak to the media about any aspect of the Committee that could damage the Committee or its reputation

Accepted: 24 August 2022
Version Control: V1