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Council Elections

Voting at Council Elections

Who conducts Council Elections

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts the Council Elections and manages all aspects of the election process. 

Compulsory voting

If you are enrolled to vote for the State Election and are a Greater Dandenong resident then you are automatically enrolled to vote at Council Elections and it is compulsory to vote. 

Additional information relevant to Council elections

The previous Greater Dandenong City Council elections were held on 22 October 2016. For the results of the 2016 Council elections, please refer to the Victorian Electoral Commission's website.

Electoral Representation Review 2019

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has published its final report following an electoral representation review of Greater Dandenong City Council.

The report puts forward a recommended electoral structure for the local council. The VEC recommends Greater Dandenong City Council retains its current electoral structure with adjustments to the current ward boundaries (11 councillors elected from three three-councillor wards and one two-councillor ward).

As well as detailing the recommendation, the report summarises the review process, matters raised through submissions and at the public hearing, and other findings that informed the VEC during the review.

The Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Adem Somyurek MLC, will decide whether to accept the recommendation. Any changes to the electoral structure will take effect at the next local council general election in October 2020.

Download the VCE Final Report - Greater Dandenong City Council Representation Review October 2019


Other information relevant to Council elections includes the following: