Council election

Council elections - Background

In Victoria, general council elections are held every four years and it is compulsory to vote.

The most recent general council election was held on Saturday, 24 October 2020 and the next general council election will be held in October 2024.

Council elections in Victoria are managed by the Victorian Electoral Commission.

For more information visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

2024 Council election

View more information about the 2024 Council election.

2020 Council election result

The results of the City of Stonnington 2020 Council election were announced on Thursday, 5 November 2020.

View the 2020 City of Stonnington Council election results

Successful candidates were sworn in on Monday 9 November 2020.

Election campaign donations

The Local Government Act 2020 requires a summary of election campaign donations be made available on the Council website.

View the election campaign donations for the 2020 elections.

Election period policy and procedures

The Local Government Act 2020 (‘the Act’) requires the Council to include and adopt an Election Period Policy (Policy) as part of its Governance Rules.

This Policy provides a framework for decisions prohibited by the Council during the election period in accordance with the Act, and the procedures to be applied by Council during the election period.

The ‘election period’ as defined by the Act for the 2024 local government elections will commence on 24 September 2024 and end at 6pm on election day, Saturday 26 October 2024.

This policy was last updated in 2022 and is currently subject to review.