Council Elections

Council Elections are held every four years. The next election is scheduled for 2024.

Election results are available on the Victorian Electoral Commission website


Voting in Council elections is compulsory for anyone enrolled to vote.  If you are unsure as to whether you are enrolled to vote, or your address has recently changed, it is important to check or update your details by going to the Victorian Electoral Commission website Alternatively, you may contact the Victorian Electoral Commission on 131 832.

Caretaker (Elections) Policy

The Caretaker (Elections) Period Policy provides information and guidance to Council employees, councillors and candidates to ensure that:

  • the Council operates in a responsible and transparent way during the election period.
  • an election is conducted in an environment that is open and fair to all candidates.

Information for candidates

The Victorian Electoral Commission provides information for election candidates here.

Election campaign donations

All candidates whether elected or not must submit an election campaign donation return within 40 days of the election. The return is a record of significant gifts received by election candidates for use in their Council election campaigns.

A summary of campaign donation returns received for the Warrnambool City Council General Election held on October 24, 2020,is available here