Brimbank Votes - Council Elections October 2020

Council elections in Victoria are held every four years.

Voting at the election is compulsory for residents of Brimbank who are enrolled on the Victorian electoral roll. Business and property owners may also be eligible to enrol in the Council electoral roll.

The next election will be held on 24 October 2020.

The election will be by postal ballot and will be conducted on behalf of the Council by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).

Ballot packs will be posted to enrolled voters from 6-8 October 2020.

All postal votes will need to be mailed back to the VEC by 6pm on Friday 23 October 2020.

Key Dates

Close of Roll

4pm Friday 28 August

Nominations Open

Thursday 17 September

Nominations Close

12noon Tuesday 22 September

Close of Voting

6pm Friday 23 October

Election Day

Saturday 24 October

Declaration of Results

November 2020

How do I check my enrolment status for the upcoming election?

State Roll

You can be on the State Roll if all of these apply:

  • you are an Australian citizen
  • you are aged 18 years and over
  • you live at an address in Brimbank

If you are an Australian citizen, you can check your enrolment status and details on the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) website or by calling the VEC on 13 18 32.

Council Roll

If you are an owner of a rateable property within Brimbank, you may also be entitled as a ratepayer to apply to be enrolled on the voters' roll in respect of the ward in which the property is located.

The Council Roll applications for the upcoming election closed 28 August 2020. 

You are already enrolled to vote for Brimbank elections if you meet all the following three criteria:

  • You will be 18 years of age or over on 24 October 2020.
  • You live in the City of Brimbank.
  • You are on the State electoral roll for your current address.

Voting information

You can find important information about voting in the Brimbank City Council Election 2020 here.

How to vote information sessions in other languages

If you are enrolled to vote, you will receive a ballot pack in the mail to vote at home. You must return your completed ballot paper by 6pm, Friday 23 October 2020.

To support our culturally diverse communities, the VEC is offering free online voter education sessions in:

Language Date Time

Korean ( 한국어)

Monday 12 October

10.30 – 11.30am 

Mandarin (官话)

Tuesday 13 October

10.30 – 11.30am 

Amharic (አማርኛ)

Tuesday 13 October

2 – 3pm 

Dari (دری)

Wednesday 14 October

10.30 – 11.30am 

Arabic (عربى)

Wednesday 14 October

2 – 3pm

Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)

Thursday 15 October

2 – 3pm

Italian (Italiano)

Thursday 15 October

3 – 4pm 

Greek (ελληνικά)

Friday 16 October

10.30 – 11.30am

Book into a session here.

Wards of Brimbank

The City of Brimbank is divided into four wards.

You can find your ward here.

Who is nominated as a Brimbank candidate?

The Victorian Electoral Website has a full list of all candidates names running in the upcoming election. Details can be found on the VEC website.

Information for Candidates

Conduct During Elections Policy 

The Conduct During Elections Policy 2019 (and for current Councillors, the Councillor Code of Conduct Major Policy (the Code)) have been endorsed by Council to ensure transparency and accountability of the Councillors, Council officers, and candidates during an election period. 

Candidate Information Requests and Responses

Aligning with the Conduct During Election Policy a list of Candidate Information Requests and Responses will be available for public viewing.

Read the Candidate Request for Information Submission and Response Process and register overview.

Election Office

The Brimbank VEC Office at City West Plaza Unit 1, 484 Ballarat Road, Sunshine North. The Election Office is now open. The Election Manager for the Brimbank City Council election is Ian Herron. Please call (03) 8619 1410 for an appointment.

Safe Campaign Guidelines Updated

Local Government Victoria and the DHHS have released updated Safe Campaign Guidelines for the October Local Government elections, reflecting the roadmap to reopening announced on Sunday 6 September.

With separate advice for candidates in regional Victoria and Metropolitan Melbourne, the Safe Campaign Guidelines - September 2020 will ensure candidates can access advice on permitted campaign activity as it applies to their area.

A key change in the updated guidelines will see letterboxing and billboarding allowed in Metropolitan Melbourne from 11.59pm on 13 September under strict conditions.

The new guidelines are available at https://www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/resilience-and-emergency-management/coronavirus-covid-19-information.

Local Government Victoria will continue to update its website with information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening and what it means for councils as the latest information comes to hand.

Local Government Victoria is available to provide advice to councils on non-health related queries on 1300 764 373 or email LGV.Emergencies@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Make sure you are familiar with the Election Signage Protocol 2020.

Important and Helpful Resources about the Role of Council and Councillors

Links to the Victorian Electoral Commission