Baw Baw Shire is divided into three wards; including the West Ward, Central Ward, and East Ward. There are three Councillors elected in each ward, making a total of nine Councillors.
For information about the 2020 Council Elections, go to Council Elections
Councillors are elected to lead and represent the whole community. As your local elected representative, they advocate on behalf of residents and work to assist them. As members of Council, individual Councillors have responsibilities to other Councillors and the community.
Councillors responsibilities include approving the Council Plan and Council Budget. They have a responsibility, as stewards of community resources, to manage the Council's assets, provide a wide range of services and facilities, and ensure finances are allocated in the best interests of the whole community.
The Councillor Code of Conduct was reviewed and adopted at a Special Council Meeting on Wednesday 22 February 2017 in line with provisions outlined in the Local Government Act 1989.
2020 Council Election Results
The results of the 2020 Baw Baw Shire Council election have been declared by the the Victorian Electoral Commission.
The Council was sworn in on Monday 9 November 2020.
A Statutory Meeting was held on Wednesday 18 November 2020, in which Cr Danny Goss was elected Mayor and Cr Michael Leaney Deputy Mayor.