2024 Local Government Elections

Elections

Councils across Victoria will go to a general election in October 2024.

The period from 26 September until 6pm 26 October 2024 in the lead up to elections, is known as the election period or "caretaker period". This is in accordance with the Local Government Act. 

The Act states that the election period starts on the last day on which nominations for the election can be received and finishes at 6pm on the election day.

It is a period where Councils are constrained in their activities. This ensures Council resources aren’t used in a way that could influence the outcome of an election.

Campaspe Shire Council recently adopted a revised Election Period Policy to guide officers and Councillors in how to operate during the Election Period, and it can be viewed here.

Changes to Camapspe Shire's electoral boundaries

In February 2024, the Victorian Minister for Local Government has announced changes to the electoral structure of Campaspe Shire ahead of the 2024 local government elections. From the 2024 election, Campaspe Shire will change from the existing five ward structure (Echuca, Western, Rochester, Kyabram-Deakin and Waranga) to an unsubdivided structure with all nine elected members representing the whole municipality.

Read more here.

More information

Information for Candidates

Eligibility and mandatory requirements for candidates from Victorian Electoral Commission

Stand For Council information sessions run by the Municipal Association of Victoria

Women X Stand For Council - Municiple Association of Victoria

Watch this space for information sessions in Campaspe Shire.

Enrolment and voting information

Check or update your enrolment here via the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Non-resident ratepayers will receive information from Council in May about voter entitlement

Victorian Government Department of Government Services Council Elections 2024 page.

For more detailed information visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

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