Thursday 21 September 2017
For immediate release

Timeline for Northcote by-election set for 18 November

A by-election will be held on Saturday 18 November for Northcote District. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Hon Colin Brooks, issued a writ for the by-election today.

The by-election was triggered by the sudden passing of the sitting member on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

The VEC will write to all households in the District prior to election day to detail the location of all early voting and election day voting centres.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately has issued a call to Northcote District electors to be ready to vote.

‘Voting is compulsory for all electors on the roll for Northcote District. I urge all electors to check their enrolment details online on our website. They can also enrol for the first time or update their existing details in just a few minutes online. All updates must be completed and forms received by the close of roll at 8.00 pm on Thursday 28 September,’ said Mr Gately.

Voters can also download an enrolment form at or pick one up at any Australia Post or Australian Electoral Commission office.

Information about enrolling, voting or standing in this election is available on the VEC website at or by calling 131 832.

Media enquiries:

Mike Lagastes
Manager, Communication
Victorian Electoral Commission
Phone: (03) 8620 1189
Mobile: 0458 390 540