Following changes to the law for the 2020 local council elections, voting in local council elections is now compulsory for people on the State roll who are over 70 years old.
You can check your enrollment status using the Victorian Electoral Commission's online search tool.
General Election October 2020
A general election of Councillors for Mitchell Shire Council was held on 24 October 2020. The election was conducted on behalf of the Council by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC).
The results of the election were formally declared by the Returning Officer on Friday 6 November 2020 and the results are published on the Victorian Electoral Commission website.
The 9 successful candidates at the election have been elected for a 4-year term on the Council. For further information about the election including compulsory voting please contact the Victorian Electoral Commission by phoning 131 832 or view the VEC website.
Election Campaign Donation Returns
Each candidate in a local government general election is required to submit any election campaign donation return to the CEO of the Council within 40 days of election day.
We must make that information available on our website.
Donations received by candidates in the Mitchell Shire Council 2020 Election have been listed below.
|Candidate||Person who made the gift||Total value of gift|
|Annie Goble||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Bikram Singh||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Bill Chisholm||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Bob Cornish||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Bob Humm||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Carol Tullett||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Christine Banks||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|David Lowe||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Fiona Stevens||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Jasdepp Kochar||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Louise Bannister||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Nathan Clark||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Neal Langborne||Hogans Café Bar and Restaurant||n/a|
|Rhonda Sanderson||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Rob Eldridge||No disclosable gift||n/a|
|Vasalia Govender||Victorian Trades Hall Council||n/a|
Election campaign donation returns are also available for inspection at Mitchell Shire Council offices at 113 High Street, Broadford. To inspect a return please contact Council on 03 5734 6200.
Mitchell Shire is subdivided into 3 wards, each represented by 3 elected Councillors.
Download a detailed Mitchell Shire Council Ward Map below.
Council does not allow any form of election advertising (from Federal, State or Local Government candidates) on any land owned and/or managed by Council. Penalties apply for disregarding the Mitchell Shire Council Election Signage Policy below.
Any enquires regarding election signage should be directed to the Local Laws Unit on 03 5734 6200.
Election Period Caretaker Policy
During an election period, Council conducts its business in caretaker mode. How that works is specified in the Election Period Policy. It helps to ensure that general elections for the Mitchell Shire Council are conducted in a manner that is ethical, fair and equitable.
This Policy was adopted November 2019 and has been prepared in accordance with section 93B of the Local Government Act 1989.
This page was last updated on 15 December 2020.