The next local council elections will be held in October 2024.
The electoral (Ward) structure of Greater Bendigo City Council may change prior to the next election. More information on this process can be found on the Local Government Victoria webpage: Electoral Representation Advisory Panels
Resources for voters
The Victorian Electoral Commission website can be accessed for information on voting and enrolling to vote.
Resources for candidates
The Greater Bendigo City Council is committed to encouraging diversity in people nominating for and being elected to Council. Third-party resources which may support this include:
Vic Councils website: Equality and diversity in local government
Local Government Victoria website: Women Leading Locally
- Victorian Local Governance Association website: A handbook for culturally diverse Victorians considering running for local government
Reconciliation Victoria / VEC YouTube series: Victorian Local Government Elections 2020
Victorian Local Governance Association YouTube: Your Community, Country and Council project - Aboriginal women run for election
Installation of new Council
Our Councillors-elect were formally sworn-in Tuesday November 10, at 6.30pm. You can view the video below (begins approx. 7 minutes in):
Declaration of results
You can view the VEC's declaration of results which happened Friday November 6, 2020:
Election Campaign Donation Returns
In accordance with the section 306 of the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act), local government election candidates are required to provide a record of whether they did or didn’t receive any donations or gifts, including in-kind support, for their election campaign.