Council Election


The most recent City of Stonnington elections were held in October 2016, and the next elections are scheduled for Saturday 24 October 2020.

Nine Councillors representing three wards were elected in 2016, detailed results are published by the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Election period policy

On 18 November 2019, our Election Period Policy and Procedures was adopted as per the Local Government Act 1989. This policy sets out the procedures to be applied during an election.

Enrolling to vote and standing for Council

Elections are conducted and administered by the Victorian Electoral Commission.

See their information on enrolling to vote and for candidates and parties.  

Election Campaign Donation Return

The Local Government Act 1989 requires that within 14 days after the deadline for the lodgement of election campaign donation returns at an election, the Chief Executive Officer must ensure a summary of each return given is made available on the Council’s website until the entitlement date for the next general election.

Election Campaign Donation Return Summary 2016

Upcoming sessions or useful information

The Victorian Electoral Commission is holding a subdivision review of the City of Stonnington, see their website for more information.

We will be holding a community and candidate information session as part of the Stand For Council campaign. Details about the information sessions will be available once finalised.

Who can I contact for more information?

Enquiries about the election should be directed to:  

Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: 131 832