Frequently Asked Questions

Council now Webcasts its meetings held at Lamerton House every third Tuesday. Webcasting allows you to view proceedings from a PC without the need to attend the meeting. This gives the Shellharbour community greater access and participation in Council meetings and effectively eliminates geographic and other barriers that can prevent members of the public from attending Council meetings. Please note that Shellharbour City Council accepts no liability for any defamatory or offensive remarks made during the course of its meetings. The quality of the webcast will depend on your PC's memory and internet connection bandwidth. Shellharbour City Council Video Webcast Information

Note: These materials have been prepared for information purposes only and are simply a general guide. No guarantee can be given on the accuracy of this information.

If you have any further questions please contact Council.

What is live streaming?

Live streaming is the transmission over the Internet of video of an event as it happens. Streaming is a form of online video in which the site sends video footage to a user's machine "on the fly" rather than as a complete file. It is like the difference between watching a TV show as it airs and watching a DVD.

What do I need to view the videos?

You need a device running a supported operating system, a supported web browser, and speakers. Please see responses below for more details.

How can I watch the video offline?

Anyone who is interested in purchasing a DVD/CD of a Council meeting can do so by completing a Council Meeting - Request for Electronic Recording. Found under the General heading on the page linked. Or by clicking the download meeting link in the archive meeting page(above the video player)

When do the live broadcasts start?

Webcasts will begin 15 minutes before the meeting is called to order at 6:30 p.m.

When is the video available after the meeting?

The recording will be generally available about 4 p.m. the day after the meeting by clicking on the video link in the Downloadable Resources section below.

Archived Videos

Council commenced publishing video recordings of Council Meetings from 15 September 2009. Videos not listed in the Downloadable Resources section below have been archived. Anyone interested in purchasing an archived DVD/CD of a Council meeting can do so by completing a Council Meeting - Request for Electronic Recording.

What platforms and browsers are supported?

The following browsers are supported:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • iOS
  • Android 2.2(Mobile)

The following platforms are supported:

  • Microsoft® Windows XP (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista® (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Mac OS X v10.6, v10.7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Linux®: openSUSE® 11.3 or greater (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.6 or greater (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Ubuntu 10.04 or greater (32-bit and 64-bit)

What are the minimum System Requirements for Windows and Mac OS?

Windows minimum System Requirements:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz processor
  • 128MB of RAM (1GB of RAM recommended for netbooks)
  • 128MB of graphics memory

Mac OS minimum System Requirements:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7
  • 256MB of RAM; 128MB of graphics memory

What connection speed is required to watch the videos?

To be sure the video will play smoothly, you will need a minimum connection speed of 450kbs for Standard Definition.

How much data will be used while streaming a video?

While streaming a video from this website, it will use approximately 3.3mb per minute (450kbps).

Video Player for archive videos?

For archive videos, you can choose you prefered video player,
For HTML5 Click here, for Flash Click here. (uses cookies)

What version of Adobe Flash Player is required?

Council Meetings are broadcast live in Flash Video format. Flash Player or higher is recommended for desktop computers and Flash Player 10.1 or higher is recommended for Android devices.

You can download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player from the Adobe website.

How soon after a Council Meeting will the video be available to watch?

In most cases, once a Council Meeting has concluded, the video will be available to watch online within two business days. These are available in the archive.

Can I download the video of a meeting to keep?

Archived videos can be viewed using Adobe Flash Player and are also available to download in MPEG-4 format, which you can playback on your device with a suitable media player. Most media players are able to play MPEG-4 files.

Council Meeting

Welcome to Shellharbour City Council's Live webcast website of Council Meetings

Shellharbour City Council offers on-demand video and audio of Council meetings.

Live streaming allows you to view proceedings via the Internet without the need to attend Council meetings. This gives you greater access to Council decisions and debate and eliminates geographic barriers preventing the public from attending meetings.

From here you will be able to access webcasts of live Council meetings, view archived meetings and follow links to meeting schedules, agendas and minutes.