Council elections

Council elections are held every four years and are run by the Victorian Electoral Commission

The next Kingston Council elections are due to be held in 2024.

Our current Councillors were sworn in at a Special (Statutory) Meeting in October 2020. In the same year, the Victorian Government also introduced a new 11-ward model for the city. 

Previously, Kingston has been split into three wards (North, Central and South wards) with three Councillors elected to represent each ward.

At the 2020 election, Kingston was split into 11 wards, with one Councillor to be elected to represent each ward.

Find out more about our wards

Who votes in Council elections?

Voting is compulsory for all residents listed on the voters' roll. If you’re registered and don’t vote you may be fined.

You need to vote if:  

  • you will be at least 18 years of age on election day 
  • you live in the Kingston area, and 
  • you are on the state electoral roll at your current address.

When can you enrol to vote?

Rate payers, and those who were enrolled to vote in the 2020 election are automatically enrolled to vote in the next election. If you have moved into the area to live, or as a rate payer since the previous election, you should enrol to vote as soon as possible. To check your enrolment or update your details if you have moved in the past four years, visit the Victorian Electoral Commission Website.  

How do you cast your vote?

The next Kingston Council elections are due to be held in 2024.  

Elections are run via post and more information will become available closer to the next election date.  

Election Campaign Donation Returns

Under the Local Government Act 2020, we publish a summary of all Election Campaign Donation Returns on our website.

Donation Returns must be submitted by candidates within 40 days of the election.  

Read the Summary of Election Campaign Donation Returns(PDF, 71KB)  for the 2020 election.