2016 Council Election

Local council elections are held every four years in October.

The 2016 Maribyrnong City Council Election was conducted by postal voting.

The election was conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), the statutory provider of election services for all council elections in Victoria. Lodgement of postal votes closed on Friday 21 October 2016 at 6pm.

Failure-to-vote infringement notices

Failure to vote infringement notices for apparent non-voting at the Maribyrnong City Council General Election in October 2016 are being issued by the VEC to persons who either did not respond to the apparent failure to vote notice, or those that did not provide a sufficient reason for non-voting.

All payments of infringement notices must be made to the VEC by one of the payment methods explained on the infringement notice.  Council cannot accept payment of the infringement notices.

The 2016 election was conducted by the VEC on behalf of Council, therefore all queries in relation to infringement notices must be directed to the VEC on 1300 551 575.

2016 Election result

The Victorian Electoral Commission declared the elected representatives of the 2016 City of Maribyrnong Council Elections on Monday 31 October.

The election results are as follows:

Stony Creek Ward: Catherine Cumming, Cuc Lam.

River Ward: Gina Huynh and Sarah Carter.

Yarraville Ward: Simon Crawford, Mia McGregor and Martin Zakharov.

The elected representatives were sworn in as Councillors on Tuesday 8 November, 6pm at Maribyrnong City Council, corner Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray at a Special Meeting of Council.

Useful local government resources

There was a range of useful resources for people who wanted to learn more about local government as a sector, and past council elections. Visit these websites if you would like more information:

Want more information?

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