Have your say in the 2020 local government elections

Infographic about the different services that a council provides

The local council makes decisions about local services.

Postal elections will be held for 76 of 79 local councils across Victoria in October 2020. Casey City Council, South Gippsland Shire Council and Whittlesea City Council will not be having elections as they are under administration – so there will be no voting for these three councils in 2020.

Local councils provide many services and facilities that we enjoy, such as libraries, sporting fields, swimming pools, parks, gardens, road maintenance and rubbish collection. Local councils also support community activities, such as festivals and celebrations. 

To vote in this election, you must enrol, or update your details, by 4 pm on Friday 28 August 2020.

Who can vote in local council elections?

  • All Australian citizens aged 18 and over must enrol to vote. 
  • Non-Australian citizens aged 18 and over who pay council rates on a property can apply to vote too. If this is you, please contact your local council directly to enrol by 4 pm on Friday 28 August.
  • Non-Australian citizens aged 18 and over who live in the Melbourne City Council area can also apply to enrol, even if they do not pay rates. 

How to enrol

The quickest and easiest way is to enrol online

You can also download an enrolment form and email it to us. We have enrolment forms in 20 languages. 

Fill out the form in English. When you print it out to sign, the whole form changes into English. Scan or take a clear photo of your form and email it to elector@vec.vic.gov.au

Download an enrolment form in your language

If you need help in your language, you can call our Interpreter service number on 9209 0112