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Council election

Council elections are held across Victoria every 4 years on the fourth Saturday in October.

Council elections will be held across Victoria in October 2020.

However, as Whittlesea City Council was dismissed by an Act of Parliament in March 2020 and a Panel of Administrators appointed, there will not be an election for this Council this year.

The next election for council will be in October 2024.

This means that if you are an Australian citizen or ratepayer, you are not required to vote in this council’s election in October 2020.

Becoming a councillor

If you aged over 18, on the electoral roll, and looking for an opportunity to contribute to the future direction and development of your community, you should consider standing for Council in the future.

Being a councillor provides an exciting challenge and an opportunity to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the local community.

A councillor’s role is exciting but also demanding, and prospective candidates need to find out what is involved before nominating for election.

Find out more about what is means to be a councillor:

Information and resources for election candidates

The following resources are provided to assist candidates in running for Council.

Number of voters and properties

North Ward

  • Voters - 37,333
  • Properties - 21,910

South East Ward

  • Voters - 53,554
  • Properties - 26,920

South West Ward

  • Voters - 48,002
  • Properties - 27,540

Total voters

  • Total voters - 138,889
  • Total properties - 76,370

Community profile

The City of Whittlesea Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing.

The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures

Population forecasts

The City of Whittlesea population and household forecasts present what is driving population change in the community and how the population, age structure and household types will change each year between 2011 and 2036.

Atlas

Find out about key socio-demographic trends for communities using the City of Whittlesea Community Atlas.

Economic profile

The City of Whittlesea's economic profile presents economic information about particular areas.

The information presented here is derived from official sources of information (Australian Bureau of Statistics) as well as Australia's leading economic modellers, NIEIR.

Demographic profiles

You can access demographic Profiles of precinct areas in the City of Whittlesea in our Place Profiles report.

Australia Post delivery standards

Access the Australia Post delivery standards for the despatch and return of postal ballot material by priority mail.

Display of political advertising signage guidelines

The following guidelines have been prepared to ensure that the display of election and candidate signage is lawful during the election period.

Election Period Policy

We have adopted an Election Period Policy and Procedural Guidelines to explain how we will conduct our business immediately before an election.

This is to ensure that Council elections are not compromised by inappropriate electioneering by existing Councillors and to safeguard the authority of the incoming Council.  You can also view a hard copy at our Council offices.