Council elections

Find out about Council elections including the previous election result, enrolment information, voting, the election period and how election campaign donations are handled.

2024 Council Elections

The 2024 Victorian local council election will be held in October, by postal ballot. The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) will send ballot packs with instructions to all enrolled voters in Port Phillip to vote in early October.

You can only vote once in each council, no matter how many properties you own or occupy. 

The rules have changed for Council-enrolled voters - you must apply (or re-apply) to vote in the 2024 Council elections, even if you have voted in previous Port Phillip elections. Please ensure you read all the changes listed.

Voting at the election is compulsory for everyone who is enrolled.

As we prepare for the upcoming October elections, we will endeavor to keep this page up to date with information.
You can also visit the VEC website. 

Who can vote?

There are two types of voters who are eligible to vote in this Council election:

  • State-enrolled
  • Council-enrolled

Enrol to vote as a Council-enrolled voter

If you are eligible to be a Council-enrolled voter and wish to vote in this election, you must enrol before
4 pm on the day the roll closes.

You will receive a letter from the City of Port Phillip shortly with your application form to enrol. 

Please ensure you sign your application form.

Applications are to be returned using the postage paid envelope provided by early August. You can also return your application in-person at the following ASSIST Service Counter.

St Kilda Town Hall ASSIST Service Counter
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182
Opening hours: 8.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays).  

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

If you are unsure if you are eligible, read more below. 

You have one vote per council

Voting in Council Elections

Further election information