Gifts, benefits and hospitality

The Gifts, Benefits or Hospitality Policy outlines strict guidelines and reporting processes for elected members and employees accepting or declining a gift, benefit or hospitality.

The rules are summarised as follows:

  • A gift valued below $50 may be accepted and need not be disclosed (providing the gift is not one of 2 or more gifts given by the same person within a 6-month period whereby the total value exceeds $50)
  • A gift valued between $50 and $300, or a gift that is one of 2 or more gifts given by the same person within a period of 6 months that are in total, valued between $50 and $300 may be accepted; however, must be recorded on the City's Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Register
  • A gift valued $300 or more, or a gift that is one of 2 or more gifts given by the same person within a period of 6 months whereby the total value exceeds $300, must not be accepted
  • Gifts from statutory authorities, government instrumentalities, non-profit associations for professional training, the Western Australian local government association, Australian local government association and local government managers Australia WA Division are exempt from the above requirements. However, should an elected member or an employee who has delegated authority receive a gift (or one of 2 or more gifts) from one of these organisations within a 12-month period where the total value exceeds $200, the gift must be disclosed.

The Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Register is published in the interest of accountability and transparency.

Previous registers

More information

For additional details on the guidelines and reporting processes for elected members and employees accepting or declining a gift, benefit, or hospitality, please read the gift, benefits and hospitality document below.

Gifts, benefits or hospitality policy

January

Name/PositionDate acceptedGifter detailsRelationshipDescriptionEst. value
Mayor Mark Irwin2 January 2019City of Joondalup - 90 Boas Avenue, JoondalupProfessionalAttendance for two at the 2019 Valentine's Concert VIP Function, held on 14 February 2019$240.00
Councillor Karen Caddy4 January 2019Sam Trimboli - 10 Sholl Avenue, North  BeachNil             Gift basket (wine, cherries and chocolates)$100.00
Mayor Mark Irwin15 January 2019The Consul-General of The People's Republic of China - 51 Henry Lawson Walk, East PerthProfessional2x tickets for the 2019 Chinese Lunar New Year Reception, held on 30 January 2019$80.00
Margot Vearing - Marketing Coordinator22 January 2019Nova Entertainment - Hay Street, SubiacoProfessional - SupplierFringe Festival tickets130.00
Mayor Mark Irwin23 January 2019Lake Karrinyup Country Club - North Beach Road, KarrinyupProfessionalAttendance for two at the Chung Wah Chinese New Year Ball, held on 16 February 2019$150.00
Mayor Mark Irwin23 January 2019The Chung Wah Association Inc. - 128 James Street, NorthbridgeProfessionalAttendance at the 209 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth, held on 15 February 2019$155.00
Ross Povey - Director Planning & Development30 January 2019Tourism Council WA - 1 Resort Drive, BurswoodProfessionalLunch at the Hyatt, Perth$120.00
Mayor Mark Irwin30 January 2019CMS Events - Suite 4, 172 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount HawthornProfessionalAttendance for two at the Sunset Wine Event at Scarborough Beach, held on 9 February 2019$80.00

February

Name/PositionDate acceptedGifter detailsRelationshipDescriptionEst. value
Mayor Mark Irwin1 February 2019Scarborough Cricket Club - 75 Deanmore Road, ScarboroughProfessionalAttendance for two at the Scarborough Cricket Club Annual Life Members and Past Presidents Luncheon, held on 3 February 2019$60.00
Mayor Mark Irwin1 February 2019Scouts WA - 133 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount HawthornProfessionalAttendance for two at the 2019 Scouts WA Youth Awards Presentation$60.00
Councillor Karen Caddy5 February 2019Campbell Management Services Pty Ltd - 11/279 Lord Street, PerthNil2x ticket to Sunset Wine and Brews$76.00
Ryan Johnson - Senior OSH Advisor18 February 2019Bolle Australia - 32-40 Fairchild Street, Heatherton, VICProfessionalAttendance at Bolle coprporate event$149.00
Mayor Mark Irwin26 February 2019City of Joondalup - 90 Boas Avenue, JoondalupProfessionalAttendance for two at the 2019 Urban Couture Event, held on 6 March 2019$100.00
Councillor Suzanne Migdale25 February 2019Yokine Bowling Club - Wordsworth Avune, YokineNilTicket to Club dinner$75.00
Councillor Joe Ferrante26 February 2019Yokine Bowling Club - Wordsworth Avune, YokineNilTicket to Club dinner$70.00

March

Name/PositionDate acceptedGifter detailsRelationshipDescriptionEst. value
Councillor Elizabeth Re8 March 2019JBC Corporate - Colin Street, West PerthNilTicket to lunch for International Plumbers Day$175.00
Mayor Mark Irwin12 March 2019City of Joondalup - 90 Boas Avenue, JoondalupProfessionalAttendance for two at the 2019 Joondalup Festival, held on 6 April 2019$200.00
Mayor Mark Irwin18 March 2019Volleyball WA - 180 Charles Street, West PerthProfessionalAttendance for two in the VIP area at the Volleyball State open Finals, held on 31 March 2019$100.00