Our Council elections were held by postal vote in October 2016.
- Find the election results at the Victorian Electoral Commission's Brimbank page.
- Read the The Victorian Electoral Commission’s Brimbank 2016 Election Report
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducted the election. All postal votes were to be mailed by 6pm on Friday 21 October 2016. If you were unable or forgot to vote, the VEC will commence a non-voter follow up process in early 2017. For more information, visit the VEC's What If I Didn't Vote? page or contact the VEC on 131 832.
Councillor Code of Conduct Major Policy and Conduct During Elections Policy
The Councillor Code of Conduct Major Policy (the Code) is the overarching policy for Conduct During Elections policy. The election policy ensures the transparency and accountability of the Councillors, Council officers, and candidates during an election period.
Council also has an Election Signage Protocol which sets the limitations and procedures in relation to election signage, stalls and activity in the City of Brimbank.
The policy complies with the Local Government Act 1989, which requires councils to have an election period policy that sets out requirements relating to conduct, decision making, transparency and equity, and use of Council resources during an election period.
Key Responsibilities of Councillors include:
- Strategic planning across the whole municipality for a sustainable future
- Determination of the financial strategy and allocation of resources via council budget
- Representation on behalf of all citizens
- Advocacy on a broad range of issues
- Coordination with other spheres of government, the private sector, non-government and community sectors
- Overseeing the management of the community’s assets
- Facilitation of community participation
- Relationship with and employment of the Chief Executive Officer.
Please note: the Local Government Act 1989 (Division 3 – Qualification of Councillors, Clauses 28 to 30) lists criteria that may disqualify or make you ineligible to stand.
Important and Helpful Resources about the Role of Council and Councillors
- Standing for Council and Local Government - Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) website
- Candidate handbooks to assist with the nomination process - Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) website
- Guide to how Councils work - State Government of Victoria run website
- Good Governance Guide - combined website by MAV, LGV, VLGA and Local Government Professionals (LGPro)
- Victorian Local Governance Association - Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) website
- Postal Easy English Guide
- Vote in Postal Local Council Elections Flyer
Election Campaign Donation Returns
The Local Government Act 1989 requires all candidates who stood in the election to submit an Election Campaign Donation Return to the Chief Executive Officer by 40 Days after election day.
Download a summary of the election campaign donation returns given to the Chief Executive Officer.
Brimbank Ward Map
Use the map below to see which ward you are in. You can also confirm your ward details on the VEC Find my electorate page.
Download a copy of the Brimbank Ward Map here.
Last updated 14/03/2017