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Councillors and Elections

Bunurong Ward

Island Ward

Western Port Ward

Local Council Elections 2020

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:

Find information on Candidates

The VEC will be progressively posting Candidates for Bass Coast Shire Council on their website from Thursday 17 September 2020.

Researching Candidates Video

Bass Coast Shire Council Page

Which Ward am in?

The Bass Coast Electoral Map below will assist you in locating which ward you reside in.

  • Bunurong Ward
  • Island Ward
  • Western Port Ward
Election Period Policy

We have adopted an Election Period Policy 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.

Further information on Local Government

Local Council Elections 2016

2016 Election Results
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.