Monday 11 September 2017
For immediate release

Call for candidates for upcoming Greater Geelong City Council elections

Nominations to stand as a candidate for the 2017 Greater Geelong City Council elections open on Thursday 21 September.

‘I encourage anyone interested in representing their local community to nominate,’ said Returning Officer Colin Riley.

‘Prospective candidates should prepare now so they are ready to lodge their nomination in person during the short nomination period.’

Nomination forms must be lodged in person, together with the $250 nomination fee, with the Returning Officer during business hours from Thursday 21 September until 12 noon Tuesday 26 September at the election office: Busport, 17 Gheringhap Street, Geelong. Late nominations cannot be accepted.

To prepare, prospective candidates can call the Returning Officer from Wednesday 20 September on (03) 8619 1421 to make a nomination appointment. They can also pre-fill their nomination form online using the VEC’s Candidate Helper at

Prospective candidates are also strongly encouraged to attend the candidate information session. The candidate session will be held:

  • 6.30 pm on Tuesday 19 September
  • Council Chambers, Geelong City Hall, 30 Gheringhap Street, Geelong.

Candidate Information Kits containing nomination forms and other electoral information will be available at the session.

Further information on nominating as a candidate is available at

Media enquiries:

Mike Lagastes
Manager, Communication

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