There are 6 key elements to deliberative democracy
When used in combination, these key elements support successful sustainable policy development.

A new collaboration with ANZSOG!

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Australian and New Zealand School of Government to offer our unique training program to Australian and New Zealand public servants.

Citizens' Jury Experts: a new motor accident scheme for the ACT

democracyCo designed and delivered a Citizens’ Jury and extensive stakeholder engagement process to develop and improve the scheme.

Global Deliberative Democracy Experts: helping Singapore raise the Citizens voice

Across the world we are seeing an increasing trend towards citizens wanting to have a voice in how they are governed. We're off to Singapore again to assist them in learning about this field and support them as they respond to the voices of their citizens!

Australia's deliberative democracy experts.

Australia's deliberative democracy experts.

"Emma and Emily deeply understood our objectives and were able to deliver on them in a way that was flexible and responsive. We found them to be intelligent and professional. We enjoyed working with them and would recommend them to other governments seeking to involve stakeholders and the community in complex reform."

Anita Perkins, Executive Director, Communications and Engagement, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development.

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democracyCo is a leader in democratic reform in Australia

We support government, community and the private sector to reform together.

“In mid-2017 we decided to embark on our very first citizens’ jury, on a complex and politically sensitive topic – the reform of the Compulsory Third Party Insurance System. DemocracyCo was appointed to design, implement and facilitate an appropriate process. We found democracyCo to be a safe pair of hands. Emma and Emily deeply understood our objectives and were able to deliver on them in a way that was flexible and responsive to need. Overall, we found Emma and Emily to be intelligent and professional. We enjoyed working with them and would recommend them to other governments seeking to involve stakeholders and the community in complex reform.”
Anita Perkins, Executive Director, Communications & Engagement, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, ACT, 2018

What we do

Governments cannot achieve change alone.

Sustained change requires the support and combined action of communities, industry and government.

We use deliberative processes to engage and mobilise communities.

Discover all of the outcomes we help to deliver.

Who we are

There is no other organisation in Australia that’s holistically focused on assisting governments to achieve reform.

We are not a facilitation company, nor are we are PR/marketing company, we are not a market research/social research company nor are we academic researchers, however we utilise elements of all of these disciplines and approaches to support the work we do.

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Are you interested in how our democracy works? And want to help be part of making it work better? Register to be part of our Deliberative Army, all committed to working with government to develop public policy.