Every four years, Monash residents and ratepayers vote to elect 11 Councillors to represent the community.
Council elections are conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) as required under the Local Government Act 2020.
The 2020 Election Period was from midnight Tuesday 22 September until 6pm Saturday 24 October 2020.
Read more: New Councillors
More information is available by calling 131 832 or at vec.vic.gov.au
Candidates' election campaign donation returns
Section 306 of the Local Government Act 2020 requires candidates of the 2020 Council elections to provide an Election Campaign Donation Return. Section 307 of the Local Government Act 2020 requires the Chief Executive Officer of the Council to provide a summary on the Council’s website.
Candidates' campaign returns for the 2020 Council election (pdf, 362KB)
The above summary consists of:
- The name of the candidate;
- If a gift is included in the return, the name of the person who made the gift and the total value of the gift received from that person.
Postal voting 2020
The City of Monash General Elections were held by full postal voting.
Voting: What if I didn't vote
Councillor Induction Process
An extensive induction program for all newly-elected Councillors at the 2020 Council elections, has been prepared.
The program will begin as soon as possible after the Victorian Electoral Commission has finalised its declaration of all the election results.
The program will run from 16 November 2020 to March 2021.
Under the requirements of the Local Government Act 2020, all Councillors must complete the Council induction program.
View the program here: Councillor Induction Process (docx, 32KB)
Queries regarding these matters may be addressed to Nick Andrianis, Coordinator Civic and Governance, at Nick.Andrianis@monash.vic.gov.au
What if I didn't vote?
Voting is compulsory if you live in the Council area.
In previous years it was optional for people aged 70 and over to vote. However, following changes to the law for the 2020 election it is now compulsory for you to vote if you are over 70 and a Monash resident who is on the Voters' Roll.
In early 2021, people who are registered to vote, live in the Council area and failed to vote at the Council election, will receive an ‘apparent failure to vote’ notice from the Victorian Electoral Commission.
They will be asked to return a form explaining why they failed to vote.
People who do not respond to this request or who provide an invalid response will be fined.