Help us plan for the future of Monash and join the Council’s online community panel.

The panel is a large group of people who have signed up to provide their views to Council.

The panel represents the diversity of our community. It is made up of residents, workers, volunteers, visitors, business owners, rate payers and students.

If you are over 16 years of age and you have a connection to Monash, you are eligible to join.

You will be invited to take part in consultations such as surveys, focus groups or workshops. For now, all of these will take place online, and we will provide support if needed.

At times we will need to draw a random group from the panel to provide a representative sample of the community, based on your demographics.

The information you provide will help us plan for the future. It’s up to you how much you participate and all participation is voluntary.

When you join, you will be asked some demographic questions about your age, gender and language spoken at home. Knowing a little about people on the panel helps us ensure we are talking to the diverse communities who make up the City of Monash.

We don’t need your home address or phone number, but we will need an email address so we can keep in touch with you.

Nominate for the Online Community Panel

Nominating for the Online Community Panel is a two-step process:

  • STEP 1: Join our online community by registering with Shape Monash
  • STEP 2: Log in to Shape Monash to nominate for the Community Panel

STEP 1: Register through Shape Monash

Please register through Shape Monash and create a username and password.

Once you are registered, you can then log in and return to this page to complete STEP 2 (or follow the link in the confirmation email).


NOTE: if you are having any issues registering, please email

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Monash officer listed.

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service: 1800 555 660.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Interpreter Service on (03) 9321 5488.