Mayor and Councillors
The City of Whittlesea is divided into 3 wards - North, South East and South West.
Whittlesea Council has 11 councillors, who have been elected as representatives of the 3 wards.
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About the Mayor and Councillors
Councillors are local residents and know their communities well.
Anyone can be a Councillor as long as they are over 18 and eligible to vote in State and Federal Government elections.
Councillors are not paid a salary but receive an annual allowance to help cover expenses in fulfilling their role on Council.
Councillors generally carry out their Council duties on top of their full-time job in the workforce and/or home commitments. They take on this responsibility because they want to play a part in local government and feel strongly about issues in their community.
The main duties of elected Councillors are:
- to make decisions about the running of the community and the Council
- to listen to the problems and ideas of local people and take those ideas to the rest of Council
The Mayor, who is the leader of the Council, is in charge of the Council meetings and represents Council at formal functions.
If you are interested in becoming a councillor or would like more information, visit the Stand for Council website or download the Mayor and Councillor entitlements documents (PDF - 41KB).
Current Mayor and Councillors
Meet your current Councillors in a short video.
Find your ward
Find out what ward you live in using our interactive map.
Alternatively, you can download the ward map from the Victorian Electoral Commission website (PDF - 1.8MB).
The 11 Councillors vote annually to elect 1 Councillor as the Mayor for a 1-year term at a Special Council Meeting.
You can find out more about how Whittlesea Council is governed and how the Mayor is elected in our Procedural Matters Local Law.
This local law regulates:
- how the Council Common Seal can be used
- procedures for Ordinary Council Meetings, Special Meetings, Advisory Committee Meetings, and Special Committees Meetings
- the process for electing the Mayor and Chairpersons.
You can download a copy of the Procedural Matters Local Law, or view it at our offices.
Code of Conduct
Council adopted the Councillors Code of Conduct in 2009. Download a copy of the Councillors Code of Conduct (PDF - 86KB).
04 December 2013