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Friends of Sellicks Code of Conduct

The Friends of Sellicks’ Values

In our operations and relationships we value open, honest and respectful communications that are honourable, professional and transparent. We will strive to uphold a positive outlook and aim to improve the community and the built and natural environment.


  • Personal behaviour – it is expected that both committee members and members of the association will:

  • act ethically, with honesty and integrity, in the best interests of the association at all times

  • take individual responsibility to contribute actively and positively to all aspects of the association’s role

  • make decisions fairly, impartially and promptly, considering all available information, legislation, policies and procedures

  • treat fellow members and community partners with respect, courtesy, honesty and fairness, and have proper regard for their interests, rights, safety and welfare

  • not harass, bully or discriminate against any other individual or business

    not make improper use of their position as a member or a committee member to gain advantage for themselves or for any other person

    Communication and official information

    It is expected that both committee members and members of the association will:

  • report key information to members promptly and effectively

  • channel all communication through agreed channels

  • not disclose official information or documents acquired through membership of the association, other than as required by law or where agreed by decision of the committee

  • not make any unauthorised public statements regarding the business of the association;

  • not represent themselves as a spokesperson for the association unless previously agreed by the committee

  • respect the confidentiality and privacy of all information as it pertains to others

  • conduct themselves with respect and dignity in all association matters, events, forums and on social media forums managed by the association

    Conflicts of interest

    It is required that committee members will:

  • disclose any personal or business interests which may give rise to actual or perceived conflicts of interest

  • ensure personal or financial interests do not conflict with their ability to perform official duties in an impartial manner

  • not allow personal or financial interests, or the interests of any associated person, to conflict with the interests of association

  • manage and declare any conflict between their personal and public duty; and

    where conflicts of interest do arise, ensure they are managed in a professional and respectful manner that is in the public interest