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Councillors and Elections

Bunurong Ward

Island Ward

Western Port Ward

2016 Election Results
Caretaker Period and Election Period Policy

We have adopted an Election Period Policy (PDF 246kb) and Procedural Guidelines to explain how we will conduct our business immediately before an election.

This is to ensure that Council elections are not compromised by inappropriate electioneering by existing Councillors and to safeguard the authority of the incoming Council.

Becoming a Councillor

If you aged over 18, on the electoral roll, and looking for an opportunity to contribute to the future direction and development of your community, you should consider standing for Council.

Being a Councillor provides an exciting challenge and an opportunity to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of the local community. A Councillor’s role is exciting but also demanding, and prospective candidates need to find out what is involved before nominating for election.

Find out more about what it means to be a Councillor:

Which Ward am in?

You can visit the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) website to find out which ward you are in or download the map below which shows the three ward boundaries.

Further information on Local Government

2016 Election Candidate Campaign Donations

Within 40 days after a Council election, candidates must provide the details of any gifts, goods or services of $500 or more, which they received in connection with their election campaign.

We are required to publish the summary of candidate election campaign donations online.

Under the Local Government Act 1989 the CEO must ensure a summary of each Election Campaign Donation Return is made available on Council's website.

The following candidates in the recent Bass Coast Shire Council General Election submitted an Election Campaign Donation Return in accordance with Section 62 of the Local Government Act 1989.

CandidateWas a Gift declared on the return?Gift Details
Leslie LarkeNoN/A
Mohan De RunYes$1,195 received from Trade and Logistics Management P/L
Jessica HarrisonYes$100 received from R. Wentwell
$200 received from B. Banks
$50 received from N. Miller
Julian BrownNoN/A
Peter DalmauNoN/A
Brett TessariYes$1,986.40 received from Marshall Manufacturing (donation information amended 8 Feb 2018
$100 received from R & E Osborne
Neil RankineNoN/A
Maxwell WellsNoN/A
Mark RobertsonNoN/A
Michael WhelanNoN/A
Maurice SchinkelNoN/A
Valerie OgierYes$2,500 received by P. Thornborrow
Kimberley BrownNoN/A
Rodney SpottiswoodNoN/A
Philip WrightNoN/A
Stephen FullartonNoN/A
Pamela RothfieldYes$1,043 received by 12 residents at $87 each
Ruth PartridgeNoN/A
Geoffrey EllisYes$50 received from G. Lonegan
$400 received from B. Blackburne
$100 received from L. Adams
Bruce KentNoN/A
Mikhaela BarlowYes$250 from G. Barlow
Clare Le ServeYes$500 received from K. Chambers
Bradley DrewNoN/A
Ashley LamersYes (donation summary received after 1 December 2016)$520 received from C. Wheto
$160 received from Alex Scott and Staff
$150 received from TNT Explozie Print