Local Government Electoral Review
The independent Local Government Electoral Review Panel has carried out a comprehensive review of Victoria's local government electoral system.
The panel made 55 recommendations for reform.
As part of its public consultation, the Local Government Electoral Review Panel held public hearings across Victoria and invited written submissions. Read the panel's announcement of the public consultation (DOC 47.5 KB).
The panel issued a discussion paper to stimulate ideas on how local government democracy can best work.
- Discussion paper Part 1 of 3 (PDF 2.2 MB) - Foreword, Background, Chapter 1: Voters, Chapter 2: Candidates
- Discussion paper Part 2 of 3 (PDF 1.1 MB) - Chapter 3: Caretaker Period, Chapter 4: Elections, Chapter 5: After the elections
- Discussion paper Part 3 of 3 (PDF 1.9 MB) - Chapter 6: Electoral representation, Chapter 7: City of Melbourne, How to get involved, Glossary, Bibliography
- Or Discussion paper (DOC 1.5 MB)
Erratum: the Victorian Electoral Commission has re-issued data used in the original version of the discussion paper. We have updated the online version of the discussion paper to reflect these changes, including Table 6: Voter turnout at postal elections in 2012 and Table 7: Ratio of candidates to vacancies in attendance voting councils.
Terms of Reference
- Electoral process
- Electoral representation.
The Local Government Electoral Review Panel members are:
- Petro Georgiou AO – Chair (former Federal Member for Kooyong and Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters)
- Sally Davis (former manager of the Australian Electoral Commission's Melbourne Electoral Education Centre)
- Anne Murphy OAM (former President of the Municipal Association of Victoria).
For further information on the review, contact Local Government Victoria.