Call for candidates for Mulgrave District by-election

Monday 23 October 2023

For immediate release


Nominations open tomorrow for a member of the Legislative Assembly representing Mulgrave District. The State by-election will be held on Saturday 18 November.

‘Prospective candidates should act quickly to ensure they don’t miss out on lodging their nomination,’ Electoral Commissioner Sven Bluemmel said.

Registered political parties must nominate their endorsed candidates by 12 noon on Wednesday 1 November at the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) head office.

Independent candidates must lodge their completed nomination form, including 6 nominators, along with the $350 deposit with the Mulgrave District election manager by 12 noon on Thursday 2 November at the election office in Mulgrave District.

To help reduce application processing time, independent candidates can pre-fill their nomination form at vec.vic.gov.au using the Candidate Helper application. They can then print the form and take it to the election office with the nomination fee when nominating.

The VEC will hold an information session about the key requirements and responsibilities of nominating for a State by-election online at 6 pm on Wednesday 25 October. Candidates can watch the information session at vec.vic.gov.au

Nomination forms and the Candidate handbook are available online at vec.vic.gov.au or by contacting the election manager on (03) 9678 1750.

Details of nominated candidates will be progressively published on the VEC website.

The election manager will conduct a ballot draw to determine the position of the candidates on the ballot paper at the election office at 1 pm on Thursday 2 November. Candidates and media are invited to attend.

More information is available on the VEC website at vec.vic.gov.au or by calling 131 832.