Council elections

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

The next general council election is scheduled for Saturday, 24 October 2020.

Election period

In the lead-up to an election an Election Period is implemented to avoid actions and decisions that may be interpreted as influencing voters or binding on an incoming Council.

Ahead of the October 2020 election, Council adopted the Election Period Policy and Procedures(PDF, 916KB) in November 2019.

The policy sets out the procedures to be applied during an election and are applicable to Councillors and Council staff.

Enrol to vote

General council elections are managed by the Victorian Electoral Commission and voting is compulsory.

To enrol to vote or to update your enrolment details visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

Nominate as a candidate

If you're considering running for Council view the candidates and parties information on the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

Candidate and community information session

A candidate and community information session will be held later this year with details available soon.

The information session is part of the Stand For Council campaign.

Election campaign donations

The Local Government Act 1989 requires a summary of election campaign donations be made available on the Council website. The information must be on the website within 14 days of the election campaign donations return lodgement deadline for that election.

For more information about the 2020 election email the Victorian Electoral Commission, call 131 832.

Subdivision review

A subdivision review of the City of Stonnington was completed in April 2020.

Any changes, as a result of the review, will apply at the next general council election in October 2020.

For more information visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

Previous Council election (2016)

View the results of the 2016 election on the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

View the 2016 Council election campaign donations return(PDF, 29KB)

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