Council general elections are held every four years.

The next Council general election is Saturday 26 October 2024.

Elections are run to ensure that Councillors are democratically elected by the community.

Council elections are conducted by the Victorian Electoral Commission. 

Ward Structure

The Minister for Local Government announced on 15 February 2024 that there will be 11 single-councillor Wards for the 2024 General Elections.

The names for the 11 wards are Barrabool Hills Ward, Charlemont Ward, Cheetham Ward, Connewarre Ward, Corio Ward, Deakin Ward, Hamlyn Heights Ward, Kardinia Ward, Leopold Ward, Murradoc Ward, and You Yangs Ward.


Postal election

The Geelong Council elections are held via postal voting with ballot material sent to voters in October 2024.


Election period

The Election Period commences on Tuesday 24 September 2024 and concludes at 6:00pm on Saturday 26 October 2024.


Election results

Results for any election or by-election can be found at Victorian Electoral Commission.


Previous election of Council

The Greater Geelong City Council general election was last held on Saturday 24 October 2020.