Representation review program

All local councils in Victoria are subject to regular electoral representation reviews prior to every third general election, approximately every 12 years.

During an electoral representation review the VEC considers the electoral structure of the council, whether it should be unsubdivided or subdivided into wards, and the number of councillors.

During 2018-19, a total of 12 (of 31) local councils had representation reviews completed. The remainder are scheduled to be completed before the 2020 general elections.

The councils reviewed during 2018-19 were:

  • Ararat Rural City Council
  • Benalla Rural City Council
  • Boroondara City Council
  • Borough of Queenscliffe
  • Colac Otway Shire Council
  • East Gippsland Shire Council
  • Glenelg Shire Council
  • Golden Plains Shire Council
  • Moira Shire Council
  • Moyne Shire Council
  • Nillumbik Shire Council and
  • Southern Grampians Shire Council.

Final reports for electoral representation reviews conducted in 2018-19 are available on the VEC website.

‘On the road in Moyne Shire’ – the VEC travels to each local council area to speak with local communities at several points during the representation review process

‘On the road in Moyne Shire’ – the VEC travels to each local council area to speak with local communities at several points during the representation review process