Council elections

Maroondah City Council consists of 9 councillors elected by the Maroondah community every 4 years.

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts Council Elections and manages all aspects of the election process. 

Barngeong Ward by-election

Following the resignation of former Councillor Marijke Graham, the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) will be managing a by-election for the Barngeong Ward. The VEC has determined that the by-election will take place on Saturday 2 December.

Map of Barngeong Ward

How to vote in the by-election

Voting in the Barngeong Ward by-election will be by post.

The VEC will post ballot packs to all enrolled voters for the Barngeong Ward from Tuesday 14 November to Thursday 16 November.

Follow the instructions on the ballot pack to complete your vote.

For further information visit the VEC website.

Election advertising requirements

See Information on election advertising signs in Maroondah:

Election advertising requirements(PDF, 49KB)

Candidate Election Campaign Donations

Section 306 of the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act) requires a person who was a candidate in the Council Election to provide an election campaign donation return to the Chief Executive Officer within 40 days after Election Day.

An election campaign donation return must contain details in respect of any gifts received by the candidate or on behalf of the candidate during the donation period to be used for or in connection with the election campaign, the amount or value that is equal to or exceeds the gift disclosure threshold ($500) including the amount or value of goods, services and in-kind support.

Section 307 of the Act provides that within 14 days after the deadline for lodgement of completed returns, the Chief Executive Officer must:

  • Submit a submit a written report to the Minister for Local Government, specifying—
    • (a) the names of the candidates in the election; and
    • (b) the names of the candidates who submitted a return under section 306, AND
  • Make a summary of each return available on Council's website until the entitlement date for the next general election in 2024.

View the Summary of Candidate Election Campaign Donations:

Summary of Candidate Election Campaign Donations 2022(PDF, 201KB)

Summary of Candidate Election Campaign Donations 2020(PDF, 53KB)

Campaign Donation Return FAQs and form

FAQ - Candidate Campaign Donation Return(PDF, 389KB)

Blank Candidate Donation Campaign Return Form(PDF, 255KB)