Voting in the Council Election

To vote in the 2020 Council elections you need to be enrolled on the voters roll. Find out if you are enrolled or how to enrol to vote in the Whitehorse 2020 Council elections.

Visit the VEC website to watch videos on 'How to enrol to vote in local council elections' in your local language.

Find out more details about Whitehorse City Council postal election ( PDF 261.99KB) and  View the candidates for the October local council election.

State enrolment

If you live in Whitehorse and are enrolled to vote in state elections at your current address, you are automatically enrolled to vote in Council elections. 

If you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years or over and you have lived at your current address in Whitehorse for at least one month you will need to enrol with the Victorian Electoral Commission if you are not on the State electoral roll. 

You can apply, check and amend your state enrolment details online at

Voting is compulsory for state enrolled electors for Council elections.


Council enrolment

If you were on the last voters’ roll for Whitehorse at the 2016 Council elections as a non-resident owner (and the circumstances of your enrolment have not changed), you will be automatically enrolled by council to vote at this year’s election.

You can apply to vote in Whitehorse’s elections if you are aged 18 years or over, pay rates for a property in Whitehorse and are not otherwise entitled to vote in Whitehorse. This includes:

Enrolment forms

Other forms

Forms must be signed and received by Council prior to entitlement date – 4.00pm on Friday 28 August 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

Completed forms can be submitted:

More information

For more information on voting in council elections, visit the Victorian Electoral Commission and Know Your Council.