Monday 14 August 2017
For immediate release

Enrol to vote in the 2017 Greater Geelong City Council elections

It’s time for all eligible residents and ratepayers to enrol for the upcoming Greater Geelong City Council elections. Enrolment closes at 4.00 pm Friday 1 September.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately has issued a call ahead of the enrolment deadline: 'You must be enrolled by 4.00 pm Friday 1 September to have your say—if you’re 18 or over and you live or pay rates in Greater Geelong City Council, check your enrolment now.'

Australian citizens living within the City of Greater Geelong who have recently turned 18 or changed their address can enrol or update their details online at vec.vic.gov.au. Paper enrolment forms are also available at any Australia Post or Australian Electoral Commission office.

Two groups of people are automatically enrolled for the Greater Geelong City Council elections:

  • anyone on the State electoral roll for their current address
  • property owners who don’t live in the City of Greater Geelong.

There are also additional enrolment categories for occupiers, company nominees and non-Australian citizens who live and pay rates for an address in the City of Greater Geelong. People in these categories can apply directly to council to enrol, by calling (03) 5272 4667.

Further information on enrolment is available by calling 1300 805 478 or at vec.vic.gov.au, where voters can also sign up to the free Vic Election Alerts service to be sent important election reminders by SMS and email.

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Media enquiries:

Mike Lagastes
Manager, Communication
Email: mike.lagastes@vec.vic.gov.au

Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1189
Mobile: 0458 390 540