Council elections

Council elections are held every four years in Victoria. In the Macedon Ranges, three councillors are elected for each of our three wards.

The last election was held in October 2016. The next election will be held on Saturday 24 October 2020. Elections are held by postal vote and votes are counted using the proportional counting system.

They are conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) in accordance with the Local Government Act 1989 (the Act) and the Local Government (Electoral) Regulations 2005.

For more information, contact the Coordinator Governance via governance@mrsc.vic.gov.au or (03) 5422 0352.

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 (Caretaker) Policy ensures that Council business continues throughout this period in a responsible and transparent manner.

Campaign donations

Within 40 days after election day, all candidates must submit an election campaign donation return to the Chief Executive Officer. A summary of the 2016 general election returns is listed below.

Election campaign donation returns are also available for inspection at the Kyneton Administration Centre during normal office hours for a period of four years from the date of receipt.

Candidate

Declaration

Gift made by

Value of gift(s)

DeborahAlford-Kerr no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
John Amenta no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Jennifer Anderson no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Randall Bick no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Henry Bleeck no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Jamie Byron no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Andrew Dodds no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Ian Ellis no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Donna Fisk no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Natasha Gayfer no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Graham Hackett no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Paul Hosking no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Roger Jukes no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
John Letchford no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Mandi Mees gift/s disclosed G Davies $255
K Clifford $50
I Webb $100
Dicksonia Rare Plants $50
IGA $40
D Fitt $200
S Hodson $75
Macedon Ranges Permaculture $180
Macedon Ranges Gardening Services $440
Olive Jones $100
Macedon Railway Hotel $100
Roads Australlia $160
N Fitzgerald $200
Russell Mowatt no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Geoffrey Neil no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Damien Parolin no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Janet Pearce no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Helen Radnedge gift/s disclosed I Perkin $300
B Overall $300
A Gauci $250
B Hedge $100
Hilary Roberts no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Nicole Rowan gift/s disclosed Australian Greens Victoria $1674.57
N Barker $100
Various unknown $60
Ron Rutledge no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Luke Spielvogel no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Rosie Torr gift/s disclosed Australia Greens Victoria $868.98
Australia Greens Macedon Branch $169
Andrew Twaits no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a
Bill West no gift/s disclosed n/a n/a