Frequently asked questions

Projects open for community consultation are located at the top of the home and project pages. You can also find a specific project by using the search bar.

On the map, open projects are green and active projects are blue. You can search a location by clicking the pin icon on the top left-hand corner.

At times, projects will require you to sign up to Participate Melbourne. You can do this by clicking the sign up button at the top right hand side of the page. Create a username, password and provide a valid email address.

When you sign up to Participate Melbourne, you will gain access to:

  • Notifications on the launch of new projects. This is based on the category fields selected in your profile. You can manage your notifications preferences on your profile page.
  • Follow the projects of your choice and receive notifications on their progress. Subscribe via the 'follow' button located at the top of each project page.

You can also subscribe to the monthly newsletter.

All comments, ideas and suggestions are collated and used to inform Council decision making processes for the development of strategies, programs and activities. Online feedback is used in conjunction with other face-to-face consultation activities such as workshops, meetings, open days or surveys.

Yes, your privacy is protected. The City of Melbourne will only use your email to invite you to participate in new projects and update you on existing ones. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose. More information is available in our Privacy Policy.

Moderators will not alter or edit forum comments. Forum comments will only be removed if they are deemed to be significantly off topic, offensive or malicious as outlined in the Moderation Policy. Users may be notified if their comments are removed and informed of the moderation process.

Participate Melbourne provides the Melbourne community with a way to engage online. It will be used to complement traditional face-to-face consultation activities including workshops, displays, forums and mail outs.

To find out more ways that you can stay involved with the City of Melbourne, contact us.