Social Media

Follow Council on social media to keep up-to-date on our latest news, events, programs, consultations and services, provide feedback or just catch a glimpse of the  stunning Charters Towers Region.



Keep up to date with all of Council's news via the Facebook page. Council also maintains the following pages: Excelsior Library and Visit Charters Towers.

Facebook is a social networking website, where registered users can add friends and send messages, update their personal profiles to notify friends about themselves. Additionally, users can join groups, networks and "like pages" (formerly called "fan pages").
View Facebook's Privacy Policy   and Terms of Use.



Take a picture or video, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram. Uncover your inner photography skills and share photos of the beautiful Region and events with Council on Instagram @charterstowers.

Instagram is a mobile photo and video-sharing social network that enables it users to take pictures and videos and share them on a variety of social networking platforms.
View Instagram's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.



Watch videos regarding planning and development in across the Region, on Council's YouTube Channel.

YouTube is a video-sharing website where users can upload, share and view videos.
View YouTube's Privacy Notice  and Terms of Use .


Social Media Policy

Council's Social Media Policy applies to all staff (i.e. employees, casuals, contractors) of Council who use social media for professional and personal use.

This policy provides direction on:

  • Professional use of social media on behalf of Council;
  • Personal use of social media; and
  • Legal considerations.


As part of the submission process, you agree to your submissions being made public through these avenues immediately. You also agree that your details, including submissions, are transferred outside of Australia and are subject to the relevant Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions of each service (see below for links).

Charters Towers Regional Council is subject to the Information Privacy Act 2009 and is committed to respecting your privacy. We therefore ask that you respect the privacy of others when posting in our social media channels. Council records all information posted and uses that information for record-keeping and for considering and/or addressing any comments made. 

Acceptable use

Views expressed in these channels by anyone other than Charters Towers Regional Council are not Council's views and Council disclaims all liability for any such views, comments, advertising or other non-Council content.  Inflammatory, defamatory, commercial, spam and comments encouraging activities illegal in Australia or that are detected as transgressing copyright or intellectual property laws will be deleted. 

Council strives to review content on a regular basis. However, there may be times when offensive comments that do not meet Acceptable Use, appear on the page before they can be removed.


Charters Towers Regional Council does NOT claim ANY ownership rights in photos that you post to our walls or tag us in. However, by posting a photo on our wall you hereby grant to Council a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, revocable, non-transferable, perpetual licence to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly display and/or reproduce, your photo, including without limitation in any online media formats and through any social media channels, pages or accounts.

If your photo is used on Charters Towers Regional Council's digital or social platforms, your name and/or business will always be credited. We may also choose at our sole discretion to link back to your website or business social media profile.

You can revoke this licence at any time by emailing and informing us that you no longer want us to use your photo.