Committees and networks

Advisory Committees

Our advisory committees help shape the strategic direction of Council by providing valuable feedback on policies and projects in the City of Kingston.

If you:

  • are passionate about your local community
  • want to be involved in developing future directions of Kingston
  • would like to be involved in Kingston’s shared vision of the future
  • are happy to provide feedback on policies and projects in Kingston

Then you should join!

Read the Terms of Reference below for more information about the Advisory Committee you’re interested in before applying.

Join an advisory committee

Please contact the Governance department on 1300 653 356 if you would like a paper based form or if you need any further information. 

Access and Equity

The Access and Equity Advisory Committee has been established to provide advice to the City of Kingston.

The Committee works towards a sustainable, equal and more inclusive community and it is an important forum to identify issues and opportunities as well as advise Council about effective policy and service responses on the following portfolios:

  • Disability
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Positive Ageing
  • Family violence
  • Gender Equality
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Gambling

Kingston Council is currently recruiting members to its Access and Equity Advisory Committee, and is seeking LGBTQIA+ voice and perspective in Committee discussions. To join the Committee, you must have strong connection and networks in Kingston.

Council will appoint members in accordance with membership criteria contained in the Terms of Reference(PDF, 201KB). Please these terms before submitting your application.

Applications can be emailed to governance@kingston.vic.gov.au, posted to PO Box 1000 Mentone, 3194 or submitted online.

Family Violence Working Group

The Kingston Family Violence Working Group provides advice to Council on the development and implementation of the Prevention of Family Violence Action Plan. The group is comprised of community members with lived experience of family violence and local community organisations. For further information contact Kingston's Preventing Family Violence Officer on 1300 653 356 or email community@kingston.vic.gov.au.

Family Violence Working Group(PDF, 188KB) 

Advisory Committees Terms of Reference

Access and Equity Advisory Committee(PDF, 201KB)

Active Kingston Advisory Committee(PDF, 311KB)

Arts and Cultural Advisory Committee(PDF, 326KB)

Business and Economic Development Advisory Committee(PDF, 217KB)

Community Safety Advisory Committee(PDF, 187KB)

Environment and Open Spaces Advisory Committee(PDF, 190KB)

Youth Advisory Committee(PDF, 391KB) 

Kingston Interfaith Network

The Kingston Interfaith Network celebrates the commonality and diversity of our spiritual communities by:

  • encouraging, understanding and respect between peoples of all faiths and cultures
  • affirming spiritual and religious freedom
  • working towards peace, compassion, and equality within our local community

Read the Kingston Interfaith Network Committee Terms of Reference(PDF, 270KB)

How to join

Nominated members need to either live in, or practice their faith, in Kingston. The group meets bi-monthly and works together on a range of projects that involve the Kingston Interfaith Network and the broader community.

Representatives of faith communities are welcome to apply – you just need a letter of endorsement by your faith leader attached to your application. Appointed members will be a part of the committee for a two-year term.

Download an application form(PDF, 190KB).

For more information contact the Community Development Officer, on 1300 653 356 or community@kingston.vic.gov.au 

Kingston Interfaith Newsletter

The Kingston Interfaith Newsletter keeps faith organisations and their congregations connected. It includes up to date information about remote religious services offered in Kingston as well as faith outreach and social support services.

Service Clubs Network

The Kingston Service Clubs Network consists of club members from Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis. This is an opportunity for Service Clubs to meet, share information, combine resources and funding to work together on shared projects.

The Kingston Service Clubs Network meets twice a year and the meetings are coordinated by Council.

For further information about the Kingston Service Clubs Network, please contact the Social Development Team on 1300 653 356 or email community@kingston.vic.gov.au