Northern Grampians Shire Council

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Northern Grampians Shire Council is divided into 4 wards, with a total of 7 councillors:

  • 2 single-councillor wards
  • one ward with 2 councillors
  • one ward with 3 councillors.

Current councillors

Central Ward

Kevin Erwin

Kara Kara Ward

Karen Hyslop (by-election results)

Eddy Ostarcevic (by-election results)

South West Ward

Trevor Errol Gready (by-election results)

Stawell Ward

Lauren Pamela Dempsey

Rob Haswell

Murray Emerson


5 November 2022 by-election results - Kara Kara Ward

20 February 2021 by-election results - Kara Kara Ward

28 November 2020 by-election results - South West Ward

2020 election results

2016 election results

15 March 2014 by-election results - South West Ward

23 November 2013 by-election results - Kara Kara Ward

2012 election results

2008 election results

Council reviews

Latest review

An electoral representation advisory panel reviewed Northern Grampians Shire Council's electoral structure in 2023-24.

This review changed the electoral structure of this council. The changes will take effect at the October 2024 council election.

Learn about this review

2020 representation review

We reviewed the electoral structure of Northern Grampians Shire Council in March 2020. However, the introduction of the Local Government Act 2020 in April 2020 meant the electoral structure was determined according to the new Act.

Read the report:

Please note, the recommendation in this report is different to the current structure.