Council Elections 2024

2024 is an election year for all Councils in Victoria.

Eligible residents will be asked to vote for a Councillor in their ward to represent them over the next four years, with mail ballots sent out by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) later this year.

The election will take place on Saturday, 26 October. The VEC is responsible for running all local government elections, and will send out information to residents as the election approaches.

Residents already enrolled to vote in state elections who have lived in the Yarra Ranges for more than one month will be required to vote.

Residents can vote via a postal vote (after being sent a ballot pack in the mail), or in-person at a designated polling booth.

Anyone unsure of their electoral status can check and update their address on the Victorian Electoral Commission website: https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/enrolment/check-my-enrolment.

 

Running as a Candidate

Are you passionate about your community and looking to make a difference? If you’re considering running as a candidate in the upcoming election, we’ll have more to share over the coming months on what being a councillor is all about, as well as upcoming information sessions for you to attend.

There are eligibility criteria and requirements of candidates, which the VEC and the Municipal Association of Victoria will be publishing over coming months to inform potential candidates. We will be sharing this information also.

Yarra Ranges Council will keep its Election Hub webpage up to date with the latest information for local voters and candidates - with information sessions and opportunities to get involved throughout the course of the year at https://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Council/2024-Council-Elections