Brimbank Votes - Council Elections October 2016

Our Council elections were held by postal vote in October 2016.

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 commenced a non-voter follow up process from 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

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.