Local Government elections are held every four years and the Wyndham City General Election will take place on Saturday 24 October 2020

For a list of candidates that have nominated for the 2020 Wyndham City Election please refer to the VEC website.

Four Councillors will be elected to represent the Harrison Ward, four Councillors will be elected to represent the Chaffey Ward and three Councillors will be elected to represent the Iramoo Ward.   

Council Elections are conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission and are held via postal voting with ballot material sent to voters in October 2020.

Council's Election Period Policy is a required to be included in the Governance rules in accordance with Section 69 of the Local Government Act 2020.   The Election Period Policy has been developed to ensure that Wyndham City Council’s local general elections, and subsequent elections, are conducted in a manner that is ethical, fair and equitable and are publicly perceived as such.  A copy of the Election Period Policy is located at Appendix B in Council’s Governance Rules.

If you have any questions, please contact governance@wyndham.vic.gov.au.

Election updates

The Victorian Election Commission (VEC) released their COVIDSafe Election Plan on 19 August 2020.  The media release is available at https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/about-us/media/covidsafe-election-plan-for-october-local-council-elections

Further information on the Plan is available at https://www.vec.vic.gov.au/voting/2020-local-council-election/providing-safe-elections

Election Office

The election office in Wyndham is now open and active.

The Election Manager for the Wyndham City Council election is Heidi Burnell.

The Election office is located at Shop 5, Harvey Norman Centre, 201-219 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing and the contact number is (03) 8619 1475.

The Election office will operate on weekdays from 9am to 5pm until Wednesday 21 October 2020.  There will be extended hours on:

  • Thursday 22 October 2020 – 9am to 8pm; and
  • Friday 23 October 2020 – 9am to 6pm.

Candidate information

Election 2020 Timeline

Nominations for the 2020 Wyndham City Council Election closed at 12pm on Tuesday 22 September.  For a list of candidates that have nominated for the 2020 Wyndham City Election please refer to the VEC website

Safe Campaigning Guidelines

Advice on safe campaigning for the October local government elections has been published by Local Government Victoria today.

Campaigning for council elections in October 2020 - Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) will help candidates understand how to comply with the directions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer to stay safe while campaigning.

This includes advice on permitted campaign activities, safety for campaign teams, basic hygiene and physical distancing.

The Guidelines are available by visiting the Local Government website.

Local Government Victoria will continually update the guidelines with the latest directions and restrictions. It is recommended candidates check the guidelines regularly throughout campaigning.

Always refer to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) for specific information on current restrictions.

Voter information

Applications for enrolment to vote in Victoria’s Council elections closed at 4pm on Friday 28 August. 

For information on how to vote in the election and when residents will receive their postal ballot packs please visitVEC website.

Election Signage

Council prohibits the display or placement of any electoral signage in or on any public place, being land, including roads and reserves which Council owns, occupies, manages or controls. Council also has specific requirements regarding the placement and distribution of electoral signage throughout the municipality including private property.  

For further information on Election signage please refer to the Election Signage and Distribution Protocol 2019.

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