Candidates announced for the South Gippsland Shire Council general election

Tuesday 21 September 2021

For immediate release


A total of 24 candidates have nominated in the South Gippsland Shire Council general election.

The candidates, in ballot paper order, are:

Coastal-Promontory Ward

RAE, Scott

DAVIES, Mohya

LIEBELT, David

BANIKOS, Anda

MORGAN, Mat

PLOWRIGHT, Sue

GILLIGAN, Sarah


Strzelecki Ward

AMOR, David

FORBES, Jim

FELTON, Michael Patrick

HIRST, Frank

McEWAN, Andrew

HERSEY, Nathan

KEERIE, Jenni


Tarwin Valley Ward

CURTIS, Jeremy

LOVE, Lindsay

CORCORAN, Andrew

DARAKAI, Adrian

COUSIN, Rosemary

SCHELLING, John

EDWARDS-GALAL, Nicole

WILLIAMS, Clare

HILL, Don

HARMER, Leslie John

Candidate statements and responses to a questionnaire about their backgrounds will be available online at vec.vic.gov.au from Thursday 23 September.

The election will be conducted entirely by post. Voters who were correctly enrolled for the South Gippsland Shire Council election by 4 pm on Friday 27 August should start to receive their ballot pack from Thursday 7 October, which they must complete and return as soon as possible using the reply-paid envelope provided.

Voters can also hand deliver their completed ballot material to the election office between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. The election office is located at 37 Bair Street, Leongatha.

Voting closes at 6 pm on Friday 22 October. Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately advised voters to vote well ahead of the closing time.

'Make sure you post or hand deliver your completed ballot paper by the deadline,' Mr Gately said.

'Check your local mail clearance times - it may be earlier than 6 pm, or earlier in the week. You can research your local candidates ahead of time at vec.vic.gov.au to help you make an informed vote and promptly complete and return your ballot material.’

Further information on the South Gippsland Shire Council general election is available online at vec.vic.gov.au.

Note: The election office will be closed on Friday 24 September for the Grand Final public holiday.