2020 Victorian local government elections to proceed via postal vote

May 2020

In line with advice from the Chief Health Officer local government elections scheduled for October 2020 will proceed via postal vote.

This will be the first time postal voting has been used across all Victorian councils, following changes introduced in the Local Government Act 2020 that require a state-wide and uniform approach to voting.

To ensure the election is safe and follows physical distancing requirements, longer candidate statements will be allowed in the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) Voter Information packs.

View the media release here.

Electoral structure changes

April 2020

The new Local Government Act 2020 supports closer relationships between councillors and their communities through changes to council electoral structures.

This summary table (DOCX, 292.2 KB) outlines how the changes will affect your council at the 2020 and 2024 elections.

For the 2020 local government elections, 10 councils will be changing to a single member ward or unsubdivided structure.

View the map of council electoral structures for the 2020 elections (PDF, 924.8 KB)

For more details view the electoral structure changes for the 2020 election.

Page last updated: 15/06/20