Council Elections


Council elections are conducted every four years by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) and are held by postal vote.

Council elections were held on 22 October 2016. More information, including the outcome of the election will be available soon. For more information about previous elections, visit the Victorian Electoral Commission’s website. 

Leading up to the election, Council will enter into caretaker mode and have developed a policy and procedure that comes into effect during this time. The policy commits Council during the caretaker period to:

  • avoid making significant new policies or decisions that could unreasonably bind a future Council; and
  • ensure that public resources, including staff resources, are not used in election campaigning or in a way that may improperly influence the result of an election, or improperly advantage existing Councillors as candidates in the election.

For more information about what we will and will not do during the caretaker period, download the Election Caretaker Period Policy and Procedures 2016 from the A-Z Policies and Documents page.