The Latrobe City Council Election was held on Saturday, 22 October 2016 via postal voting.
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducted the election on behalf of Council. The VEC’s statutory report on the conduct of the election is available in the related documents section below.
Declaration of Result
The VEC declared the results on Monday, 31 October 2016. To view the results of the election, please visit the VEC website.
Councillor – Elect Swearing In Ceremony
Before an elected candidate can act as a Councillor, the elected candidate must make a written declaration that they will abide by the Latrobe City Council Councillor Code of Conduct, as well as take an oath of office. The Swearing in Ceremony was held on Friday, 4 November 2016 in the Nambur Wariga Meeting Room, Council Headquarters.
Thinking of standing for Council in the future?
The next council general elections will be held on Saturday 24 October 2020. If you are thinking about standing for Council in the future, further information is available from the VEC website, from the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) or Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA).
Election Period Policy
All levels of Government in Australia accept that during the period leading up to an election that the Government assumes a ‘caretaker role’. During the caretaker period, the business of government continues and ordinary matters of administration still need to be addressed. However, successive governments have followed a series of practices, known as the ‘caretaker conventions’, which aim to ensure that their actions do not bind an incoming government and limit its freedom of action.
The recent amendments to the Local Government Act 1989 now require all councils to adopt and maintain an ‘Election Period’ policy.
The Election Period policy requires that councils publicly explain to their communities how they will conduct their business during the caretaker period.
The policy covers:
- Decision making by Council, Committees and delegates of Council
- Material being published by Council, including on Facebook and other social media
- Public consultation provisions
- Function and event management
- The use of Council resources by Councillors
- Access to Council information by Councillors and candidates
- Access to Media services
The Policy can be accessed in the related documents section below.