Council Elections

2024 Local Government General Elections  

The next Local Government General Elections will be held on Saturday, 26 October 2024.

The VEC (Victorian Electoral Commission) is responsible for the conduct of all Victorian Local Government elections, by-elections, and countbacks. The VEC's local government election operations are primarily governed by the following legislative instruments:

  • Electoral Act 2002: This establishes the VEC as an independent statutory authority and outlines its functions and powers.
  • Local Government Act 2020 (the Act): This provides for the holding of elections, including their timeframe and voting method, voters' roll entitlements, candidacy, electoral offences, and the process for disputing the validity of an election. It also covers how councils are constituted and the electoral structural review process, set to be completed in June 2024.
  • Local Government (Electoral) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations): These prescribe the conduct of local government elections, mandatory training for candidates, and the enforcement of compulsory voting.

Electoral Structure Review 

The electoral (Ward) structure of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council may change prior to the next election. For further information, please follow the link below.

Information on 2024 Local Government General Elections

Leading up to the October elections, the Mornington Peninsula Shire will continuously update this webpage to keep you informed. Additionally, the Victorian Electoral Commission provides a range of general election information on their website, which you can find here.

Information for Voters - enrolment and voting 
The Victorian Electoral Commission has a range of general information about local government elections and advice on enrolment and voting in the elections available: here.  

Information for Candidates 
The Victorian Electoral Commission publishes a range of guidance materials for candidates in the Local Government elections, including advice on eligibility, the nominations process and campaigning available: here

Candidate Training 

All candidates must complete Local Government Candidate Training before they are eligible to nominate. The training must be completed before formally nominating as a candidate. You can find more information and take the course: here.