How to submit a petition
Why submit a petition?
A petition is a direct way for residents or groups to place their concerns before Council and ask for action to be taken.
- A brief paragraph(s) must be included giving the reasons for the petition and should end with the action asked for. If a petition is more than one sheet long, each page must be headed with these details.
- The details should be photocopied or printed on each sheet before it is signed. Wording pasted to a page of signatories is not allowed.
- All signatures must be hand written and must be original and each person must include his or her name, signature and address (only Cardinia Shire addresses are acceptable).
- The signatures must be numbered on each page, starting with number 1 for the first signature on every sheet.
- No letters, affidavits or other documents can be attached or incorporated on the front of a petition sheet.
- The petition must be legible and must be in English, or attached to a certified translation.
- The wording of the petition must be respectful and not offensive.
- Only issues which the Council has authority to deal with can be raised (some matters, for example, are the responsibility of the Victorian or Federal governments).
- Make sure it includes contact details of the person submitting the petition.
Lodging your petition
Once you have checked you have followed the guidelines above, forward your petition to a Councillor (it doesn't have to be your Ward Councillor) or post to:
Chief Executive Officer
Cardinia Shire Council
PO Box 7
Pakenham VIC 3810
You will then be contacted and the petition will be presented for consideration at a future council meeting.