Council elections information for ratepayers

In Victoria, general council elections are held every four years and it is compulsory to vote. The most recent general council election was held on Saturday, 24 October 2020 and the next general council election will be held in October 2024.

The election will be managed by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC). The election will be by postal ballot only. For more information, visit Victorian Electoral Commission.

Property owners and occupiers who live outside of Hobsons Bay City Council but are wishing to enroll to vote in the upcoming 2024 Hobsons Bay Council Elections.

Enrolling for council elections means you get to have a say in who represents your community. It's your chance to choose candidates who understand and address your local needs, from planning and safety to libraries and environmental issues. By being on the voters' roll and voting in an election, you actively shape the future of your area and ensure your voice matters in decisions that impact your property. It's a simple yet powerful way to contribute to your community's wellbeing and have a direct impact on local policies and initiatives.

If you are on the state electoral list as living within Hobsons Bay City Council, there is no need for you to enroll to vote.

If you live in another municipality and wish to vote in the 2024 Hobsons Bay Council Elections please complete the following form: Owner/ratepayer application for voting enrollment.

If you live in another municipality and wish to vote in the 2024 Hobsons Bay Council Elections on behalf of a corporation, please complete the following form: Corporation owner occupier application for voting entitlement

To enroll to vote, please submit your application as soon as possible so that you can vote in the upcoming election. Applications must be received to Council by 4pm on 7 August 2024 to allow for processing.

Only two ratepayer entitlements for any rateable property

Please note that for non-resident property owners, there can be no more than two voting entitlements for the same rateable property on Council’s Chief Executive Officer’s list.

For occupiers of rateable properties who are liable to pay the rates for that property (whether solely or jointly), there can be no more than two voting entitlements for the same rateable property on the CEO's list.