Council Election 2020

Council Elections

Local Government elections are conducted every four years on the fourth Saturday in October. The next general election for Local Government will be held on 24 October 2020.

Central Goldfields Shire Council is comprised of seven Councillors elected to four wards:

  • Maryborough Ward (4 Councillors)
  • Flynn Ward (1 Councillor)
  • Tullaroop Ward (1 Councillor)
  • Paddys Ranges Ward (1 Councillor)

To view the electoral boundaries map for the Central Goldfields Shire Council click HERE.

The election will be conducted via a postal vote by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), the statutory provider of election services for all council elections in Victoria.

Am I enrolled to vote?

If you are an Australian citizen you can check your State enrolment details on the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) website.

You are already enrolled to vote for the Council election if you meet the following three criteria:

  • you will be 18 years of age on election day
  • you live in the Central Goldfields Shire; and
  • you are on the state electoral roll for your current address.

How do I stand as a candidate?

Visit the becoming a council election candidate page on the VEC website for further details.

Candidate Information Sessions

The Victorian Local Governance Association will host two candidate information session for community members interested in running for the 2020 Council elections.

The sessions will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday 12 August, 5.30 to 8.30pm
  • Saturday 15 August, 2 to 4.30pm

Both sessions will be held at the Community Hub in Maryborough.

To find out more and to register visit

There will be more sessions later in the year. Information will be published here when known.

Candidate Training Sessions

The VLGA and Central Goldfields Shire Council will conduct the newly legislated mandatory candidate training sessions. Each mandatory Candidate Training Session will be followed by an Election Candidate Information session.

Further information about the VLGA mandatory candidate training sessions and additional mandatory candidate training sessions will made available on this page once more information is available.

Election period

The election caretaker period begins on the last day that nominations can be received and ends at 6pm on election day. Our Election Period Policy ensures that Council business continues throughout this period in a responsible and transparent manner.

Want more information?

If you have any questions about council elections, contact the VEC on 131 832 or visit the VEC's website.