Council elections

Next election

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 Victorian Electoral Commission website and the State Government Local Government Victoria website will be progressively updated in the lead up to the next election.

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:

Previous election

Council Elections 2020

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):

Video of Installation of new Council on Vimeo

Declaration of results

You can view the VEC's declaration of results which happened Friday November 6, 2020:

Video of declaration of results on Vimeo

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.

Learn more about campaign donations made during the 2020 election