Council Elections

Next election

The next local council elections will be held on Saturday 26 October.

The electoral (Ward) structure of Corangamite Shire Council has changed for this election.
You can view the new structure here.

Key Dates

Close of Roll
4 pm, Friday 30 August 2024

Close of nominations
12 pm, Tuesday 24 September 2024

Mailout of ballot packs
Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 October 2024

Close of voting
6 pm, Friday 25 October 2024

Who can vote in the 2024 Victorian local council elections?

You can only vote once in each municipality, no matter how many properties you own or occupy.

You must enrol before 4 pm on Friday 30 August 2024.

Voting is compulsory for everyone who is enrolled.

State enrolled voters

If you are on the state roll you are automatically enrolled to vote in the 2024 council elections for your enrolled address (where you live).

You must vote in your local council election if you are on the State roll by 4.00 pm on the day the roll closes. If you do not vote, you may get a fine.

To find out if you are on the State roll, go to Check my enrolment

Council-enrolled voters

Some ratepayers can apply to become council-enrolled voters in Corangamite Shire if they are:

  • a property owner, occupier or represent a corporation
  • 18 or older
  • not a State-enrolled voter within the Corangamite Shire area.

These are known as council-enrolled voters.

To apply to become or check if you are a council-enrolled voter in Corangamite Shire please contact us.

Owner ratepayers

You can apply to enrol in Corangamite Shire if you:

  • own property and pay rates in the council area
  • are 18 or older
  • are not a state-enrolled voter who lives in Corangamite Shire.

    This includes:

  • Australian citizens who own a property in Corangamite Shire but do not live in the area (for example an investment or a holiday home)
  • non-citizens over 18 who own a property and live in Corangamite Shire.

Up to 2 ratepayers can apply to enrol per property, but each person only gets one vote.

Complete this form to enrol if you are an Owner Ratepayer(PDF, 65KB)
Complete this form to request to enrol as a silent voter(PDF, 60KB)

Occupier ratepayers

You can apply to enrol in Corangamite Shire if you:

  • pay rates for a property that you occupy but do not own
  • are 18 or older
  • are not a state-enrolled voter

Up to 2 people per property can apply to enrol, but each person only gets one vote. 

Complete this form to enrol as an Occupier Ratepayer(PDF, 67KB)
Complete this form to request to enrol as a silent voter(PDF, 60KB)

Corporations

You can apply to enrol to vote on behalf of a corporation if you:

  • are a director or company secretary of a corporation that pays rates (either as an owner or an occupier) in the council area
  • have consented to being appointed as the corporation’s representative
  • are not already a state-enrolled voter or council-enrolled voter for the same council.

Only one person can apply to enrol as the corporation’s representative.

Complete this form to enrol as a Corporation Owner or Occupier (Voting Representative)(PDF, 71KB)
Complete this form to resign as a Corporation Owner or Occupier (Voting Representative)(PDF, 61KB)
Complete this form to revoke appointment of voting representative of Corporation Owner or Occupier(PDF, 64KB)

Council by-elections

By-elections before October 2024

If you were a council-enrolled voter in Corangamite Shire at the 2020 local council general elections and your circumstances haven’t changed, you will be automatically enrolled for any by-elections that take place before October 2024. It is not compulsory for you to vote.

If you weren’t a council-enrolled voter in Corangamite Shire at the 2020 local council general elections, or your circumstances have changed, you can apply to enrol at any by-elections that take place before October 2024. It is not compulsory for you to vote.

If you want to vote in the next local council general election in October 2024, you will need to apply to enrol again.

By-elections after October 2024

If you apply to enrol for the local council elections in 2024, you will remain enrolled for any council by-elections up until 2028. It will be compulsory for you to vote.

If you meet the criteria

If you meet any of these criteria, you can contact us to apply to enrol.

Once you are enrolled, you must vote for the October 2024 elections and onwards. If you don’t vote, you may get a fine. 

Resources for voters

For information about Victorian elections, visit the VEC website.

Ward Structure

When Corangamite residents vote in the Council election in October, they will elect one Councillor from each of seven Wards.

The seven Wards are named Cooriemungle, Gnotuk, Lake Elingamite, Lake Keilambete, Leura, Mt Elephant and Tandarook.

ward-map2024.jpg

More detailed maps can be found here.


Candidate resources 

Becoming a candidate

To be a candidate for a local council election, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or an eligible British subject referred to in section 48(1)(a) of the Constitution Act 1975
  • be aged 18 years of age
  • be enrolled on the voters' roll for the council in which you wish to stand
  • have completed the mandatory Local Government Candidate Training
  • not be disqualified from being a councillor.

Corangamite Shire Council is committed to encouraging diversity in people nominating for and being elected to Council. Third-party resources which may support this include:

Previous elections

Previous elections

You can view the results of the previous elections via the links below:

Election Campaign Donation Returns

In accordance with section 62A(2) of the Local Government Act 1989, below is a summary of election campaign donation returns provided by candidates following elections. Copies of the returns are available for public inspection at the Camperdown Civic Centre, 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown.

General Council Election 2020

Jo Beard - No gift disclosed
Nicholas Cole - No gift disclosed
Geraldine Conheady - No gift disclosed
Catherine Forsayeth - No gift disclosed
Ruth Gstrein - No gift disclosed
Laurie Hickey - No gift disclosed
Kate Makin- No gift disclosed
Catherine O'Flynn - No gift disclosed
Lance Robilliard - No gift disclosed
Jamie Vogels- No gift disclosed

Central Ward By-election – 27 June 2020

Geraldine Conheady - No gift disclosed
Michael Emerson - No gift disclosed
John Glazebrook - No gift disclosed
Lance Robilliard - No gift disclosed
Catherine O’Flynn - Victorian Trades Hall Council (Candidate School) in-kind support to the value of $1965.08

General Council Election 2016

Jo Beard - No gift disclosed
Lesley Brown - No gift disclosed
Helen Durant - No gift disclosed
Ruth Gstrein - No gift disclosed
Peter Harkin - No gift disclosed
Simon Illingworth - No gift disclosed
Bev McArthur - No gift disclosed
Wayne Oakes - No gift disclosed
Neil Trotter - No gift disclosed