Council elections

Local council elections are held every four years in October.

The last Hobsons Bay City Council election was held on 22 October 2016 and was conducted by postal voting.

The election was conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), the statutory provider of election services for all council elections in Victoria.

The next Council election for Hobsons Bay will be held in October 2020.

Election Period Policy

On 8 March 2016, Council adopted the Election Period Policy 2016 as per section 93B of the Local Government Act 1989.

The Act required Council prepare and adopt an election period policy about procedures to be applied during a general election.

Election Campaign Donation Returns

The Local Government Act 1989 requires all candidates of a council election to submit an election campaign donation return to the CEO within 40 days after the election day.

The CEO must:

  • submit a report to the Minister specifying the names of the persons who were candidates in the election and the names of those candidates who submitted an election campaign donation return
  • ensure that a summary of each election campaign donation return given to the CEO - see below. The summary must remain on the website until the entitlement date for the next election
  • ensure that a copy of an election campaign donation return is available for inspection at Council's offices for a period of 4 years