Make sure you are enrolled to have your say in the upcoming Council election

City of Port Phillip Council elections will be held via postal vote throughout October. Council elections are your opportunity to have your say on the things that matter to you in our City.

If you are enrolled to vote in the City of Port Phillip, you will receive your postal vote forms via regular mail in early October, with instructions on how to vote, and a date in which that vote is due back.

Once enrolled, it is mandatory to vote in council elections.

Who is eligible to vote?

If you are aged 18 or over on election day (25 October 2024), you can vote if you:

  • Rent a house or apartment in the City of Port Phillip – you need a signed rental agreement and to have lived there for a month or more.
  • Own a house or apartment in the City of Port Phillip and live in it.
  • Own a house or apartment in the City of Port Phillip and live somewhere else in Australia.
  • Are a business owner, who owns or leases a commercial property in the city. You could be sharing the property with another business.
  • Represent a company or corporation that owns or leases a property in the city.

Check your eligibility

To vote in this election you must be correctly enrolled by 4 pm on Wednesday 7 August, the day the roll closes.

If you are unsure what type of voter you are, you can use our handy tool to check your eligibility.

Enrol to vote enquiries can be submitted via phone 03 9209 6777.

How do I enrol to vote?

The eligible voters above fall into two types of voters in council elections:

These are:

  • State-enrolled voters: Australian citizens who are 18 years of age or over and live in the City of Port Phillip.
  • Council-enrolled voters: ratepayers such as property owners, occupiers or corporations.

You have one vote per council area. If you are a state-enrolled voter, that is the enrolment you use to vote.

State-enrolled voters

If you enrolled to vote in state elections, live in the City of Port Phillip and are an Australian Citizen who is 18 years of age or over, you are automatically enrolled as a state-enrolled voter in council elections. You will receive your ballot pack to vote in October.

If you are not sure if you are enrolled, wish to update your enrolment details or you wish to enrol to vote for the first time, you can check your enrolment on the VEC website.

Council-enrolled voters

If you are a property owner, occupier or representatives of companies within the City of Port Phillip who are not state-enrolled voters for the municipality of Port Phillip, you can enrol as a council-enrolled voter.  

Council-enrolled voters fall into the following categories: 

Ensuring you are enrolled to vote means that you can have your say on the future of the City of Port Phillip.


You can find our more information about the election on our elections page, including information on becoming a candidate.

Apply to be a council-enrolled voter

If you meet any of the above criteria for Council-enrolled voters, you can complete the appropriate application form below.

Enrol online

Enrol by post or in-person

Download and complete the appropriate form below and return it to us.  

All sections of the form must be complete in order for the form to be accepted.  

Forms MUST be signed in person and cannot have a typed name. 

Signed forms must be returned to Council before 4 pm Wednesday 7 August the day the roll closes.  

There are a number of ways you can return the completed form to us: 

  • post it to us addressed to: The City of Port Phillip, Private Bag No3, St Kilda Vic 3182
  • drop it to us in-person at St Kilda Town Hall, ASSIST Service Counter, 99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda during business hours

Once you are enrolled, you must vote for the October 2024 elections and onwards. If you don’t vote, you will be fined by the Victorian Electoral Commission.