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Service Updates

We are prioritising critical services and some services may be reduced. This means there will be longer wait times for customers contacting us by phone. Many of our services are available online. Advice on which services can continue is changing rapidly. For regular updates, go to

2020 Council Elections

Local Government general elections are held every four years and the next election will be on 24 October 2020.

Over the coming year we will be providing a range of information about the election and how to vote, as well as information for prospective candidates considering standing for Council.

Election Period Policy

Council has adopted the Election Period Policy & Procedure as required by section 93B of the Local Government Act 1989 (‘the Act’) to provide guidance to Councillors, staff and candidates in the lead up to, and during the election period for the 2020 elections, which commences on 22 September 2020.
The policy can be accessed below.

Event Postponed

In light of social distancing measures being implemented due to COVID-19 VLGA has postponed the Candidate Information Session scheduled for 26 March. Please monitor this page for news regarding a new date later in the year.

More Information

Councillors play an important role in shaping the future of their city. To assist prospective candidates in understanding the role of local government and that of Councillor, there are a number of online resources available which you can access by clicking on the external links below.

If you have any questions, please contact the Governance Team on 9298 8000

The content on this web page will be updated as information comes to hand from external sources, so please check back regularly.

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