Candidates are encouraged to read the most recent candidate Handbook to familiarise themselves with the key requirements and responsibilities of nominating for council elections. Handbooks can be accessed via the VEC website.
All candidates were required to enrol by 4pm on Friday 28 August 2020 to be eligible to run for Council.
Please note that all candidates must have attend the Mandatory Candidate Information sessions which were hosted by Local Government Victoria. Further information is available under 'Mandatory Candidate Training Sessions' on this website.
For any further information please visit the website of the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) or contact them on 131 832.
Local Government Victoria have published information on safe campaigning for the local government elections.
Campaigning for council elections in October 2020 - Guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) will help candidates understand how to comply with the directions of the Victorian Chief Health Officer to stay safe while campaigning.
This includes advice on permitted campaign activities, safety for campaign teams, basic hygiene and physical distancing.
The Guidelines may be viewed here, or further information may be found on the Local Government Victoria website
Political Advertising Information
Political advertising is not permitted on Hume City Council property including Council road reserves during the elections. Read the guidelines.(PDF, 278KB)
Nominations (Now Closed)
Nominations to stand as a candidate for the 2020 local council elections were open until 12 noon on Tuesday 22 September 2020.
Nominations for this election have now closed.
The following vacancies exist for the Hume City Council:
- Aitken Ward (4 vacancies)
- Jacksons Creek Ward (3 vacancies)
- Meadow Valley Ward (4 vacancies)
Candidates are listed now listed on the VEC website here.
The VEC held state-wide interactive candidate seminars online, on the following dates:
- 7pm Wednesday 9 September 2020
- 1pm Sunday 13 September 2020
- 5pm Tuesday 15 September 2020
Find below a link to the Candidate Information video presentation, also available on the VEC website
Candidate Information Session video