Social Media - House Rules

By submitting a comment on Council’s social media channels, you agree to abide by our house rules:

Be polite. Treat other people, including staff and moderators, with respect and courtesy. Comments using inappropriate language, which are abusive towards other users, or which appear to deliberately provoke arguments, will be deleted.

Don’t break the law. Do not post comments which are defamatory, discriminatory, incite violence, infringe copyright or are otherwise unlawful. Messages that are factually wrong and misleading may also be deleted.

Stay on topic. Do not post messages which are irrelevant.

Respect others’ privacy. Don’t include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses.

Don’t advertise. Comments that seek to endorse commercial products or activities or solicit business will not be accepted.

Use an appropriate username. Participants are advised not to use their full names. Do not use a nickname that is defamatory, abusive or contains swearing. Participants must not intentionally impersonate other living people.

When posting online, all people associated with Hunter’s Hill Council – committee members, staff, councillors, contractors – are required to follow the Code of Conduct(PDF, 1MB).

Hunter’s Hill Council welcomes feedback, both positive and negative, but please make sure your comments are in line with the above house rules.

For more information and additional details on the house rules, see our Social Media Policy(PDF, 1MB).