Greater Dandenong City Council

Local council elections will be held in Victoria in October 2020.

Voting

Voting in local council elections in Victoria this October will be by post.

We will post ballot packs to enrolled voters from 6 to 8 October. 

The ballot pack will contain:

  • a ballot paper attached to statements and photographs lodged by the candidates in your council or ward
  • a ballot paper envelope with a flap
  • voting instructions
  • a reply-paid envelope.

Find out more about voting

If you will be away from your address

You will be able to request to have your ballot pack sent to a different address if: 

  • you will be away when ballot packs are mailed (after Tuesday 6 October 2020)
    or
  • your mailing address will change after the close of rolls (Friday 28 August 2020). 

Details on how to request a replacement ballot pack will be available on this website from 6 October.

Can't receive mail?

If you are overseas and will not be able to receive mail while you are away, you can notify us by completing an 'Away from Victoria' notification form below and keep evidence of your trip.

You can complete this form online via Check my enrolment

Or download an 'Away from Victoria' notification form

Candidates

Nominations for this council election are open until 12 noon on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

How to nominate

Watch a video that outlines the nomination process

A Candidate Helper application is available online to help you to complete the:

  • nomination form
  • candidate statement
  • candidate questionnaire.

Please note: the Local Government Victoria (LGV) mandatory training reference number cannot be used to access any Candidate Helper forms.

Access Candidate Helper

View a Candidate Helper video tutorial

To nominate, you must:

  • complete mandatory Local Government Candidate Training before submitting your nomination  
  • complete a nomination form
  • make an appointment to submit your nomination form in person with the Election Manager for the council you are nominating in. Election offices open on Wednesday 16 September
  • pay a nomination fee of $250.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment, contact the election office.

You can find election office information on the sidebar on this page (scroll down on mobile) or browse a list of election offices.

Candidate statement and questionnaire

To give voters information about your background, qualifications and what you stand for, you may also provide the following:

  • candidate statement – a statement of up to 300 words and a photo
  • candidate questionnaire – responses to questions about your experience and qualifications.

Please note: the Local Government Victoria (LGV) mandatory training reference number cannot be used to access any Candidate Helper forms.

Access Candidate Helper

View a Candidate Helper video tutorial

Candidate questionnaires, statements and photo submissions close at 12 noon on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Find out more about becoming a candidate

 

Enrolment

The roll for the 2020 local council elections closed at 4 pm on Friday 28 August 2020. 

I missed the close of roll

You must enrol if you:

  • are an Australian citizen
  • are 18 years or older 
  • have lived at your address in this council area for at least one month.

However, as the deadline for enrolment for these council elections has passed, you cannot vote in these elections. You will be able to vote for future Federal, State and council elections.  

Check my enrolment

Moved house?

If you recently moved house and have not updated your enrolment details, your ballot pack will be sent to your last enrolled (old) address. You must vote for that address or risk a fine.

Request a replacement ballot pack

You will be able to request to have your ballot pack sent to a different address if:

  • you will be away when ballot packs are mailed (after Tuesday 6 October) 
    or
  • your mailing address has changed since the close of rolls (Friday 28 August).

Details on how to request a replacement ballot pack will be available on this website from 6 October.

Council enrolled voters

Council-enrolled voters include people such as ratepayers (including non-Australian citizens) who have applied to council to be enrolled or who qualify to be automatically enrolled for this election.

Council-enrolled voters must be:

  • 18 years or older on election day (Saturday 24 October 2020), and 
  • not a State-enrolled voter within the council area. 

Automatic enrolment

You will be automatically enrolled by your council for this election if you were enrolled as a non-resident owner (you pay rates on a property but don’t live there) at the most recent election for your council. This includes any by-elections held since the last general election. If your circumstances have changed since the most recent election and you are no longer a non-resident owner of that property, you will not be automatically enrolled for this election. 

Apply to enrol

Applications to enrol closed at 4 pm on Friday 28 August.

To check if you are a council-enrolled voter, contact your council directly. 

Find council enrolment contacts

About Greater Dandenong City Council

Greater Dandenong City Council is divided into 11 single-councillor wards. You will vote for one person to represent your ward only.

Download a detailed map (PDF)

Please note: the electoral structure of this council changed following the introduction of the Local Government Act 2020. You will be voting according to the new structure, which will come into effect at the election.

For more information about this change, visit the Local Government Victoria website.