Hobsons Bay Live Streaming Privacy and Disclaimer

Ordinary and Special Council Meetings are streamed live to provide the community with greater access to Council debate and the decision-making process. Council Meetings are filmed, recorded and published in accordance with Hobsons Bay City Council Live Streaming Policy.

Privacy Collection Statement  

All Hobsons Bay City Council Ordinary and Special Council Meetings are recorded and Live Streamed on the Council website and a Council operated social media channel, such as Facebook. Streams are made publically available on Council’s website up to 48 hours after the meeting date for the public’s future reference. The meeting recordings will be retained on Council’s website for 2 years.

Every care is taken to maintain privacy and the cameras filming and recording the meeting are focussed on the Mayor and Councillors. Any person who walks behind or in front of a Councillor’s seat may be incidentally filmed and recorded in the footage. Comments made by members of the public from the gallery may also be Live Streamed and recorded and publicly available on the retained meeting footage.


The opinions or statements made during the course of the Council meeting are those of the individual making the statement, and not the opinions or statements of Council, unless set out in a resolution of Council.

Council does not endorse or support the views, opinions, standards, or information that may be expressed by individuals at a Council meeting and which may be contained in a Live Stream and published.

Council does not accept any responsibility for the comments made or information provided during Council meetings and does not warrant nor represent that the material or statements made during the streamed Council meetings are complete, reliable, accurate or free from error.

Council does not accept any responsibility or liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you might incur as a result of viewing, using or relying on information or statements provided in the Live Streaming or recording of Council meetings. Endorsed Council minutes provide the definitive record of Council’s resolutions.

Whilst Council will make every effort to ensure that Live Streaming is available, it takes no responsibility for, and cannot be held liable for technical issues beyond its control. Technical issues may include, but are not limited to the availability of the internet connection, device failure or malfunction, unavailability of social media platforms or power outages.