2017 Geelong Elections

Geelong will go to the polls on 27 October 2017 after the sacking of the previous council. 11 new councilors will be elected.

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Election Timeline

Enrolment closes- September 1

Nominations open- September 21

Nominations close- September 26

Ballot packs mailed- from October 10

Voting closes- October 27

Candidates Forums

94.7 The Pulse will once again be running candidates forums, where candidates for each ward will take questions from voters.

The forums will run over two days- October 3 and October 10 with two wards featuring on each day. October 3 will feature Bellarine and Windermere, October 10 will cover Kardinia and Brownbill.

Latest interview about the elections

  • Mitchell Dye with Sarah Mansfield Sarah Mansfield- Greens candidate for Brownbill (9/20/2017) - Sarah Mansfield, Greens candidate for Brownbill appeared on Mitchell’s Front Page, to discuss her candidacy. Sarah Mansfield  Greens greens.org.au/candidate/vic/sarah-mansfield View all interviews with Sarah Mansfield View 18 other candidates for Brownbill

Wards and candidates

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12 candidates, 3 vacancies. Bellarine electorate profile and candidates

Stephanie AsherIndependentView
Anne BrackleyIndependentView
Trent SullivanIndependent, Liberal alignedView
Naomi AdamsAnimal Justice PartyView
Petra GoerschelIndependentView
Jim MasonIndependent, Labor alignedView
Stephen McGainGreensView
Denis O\'BryanIndependentView
Tom RoeIndependentView
Art SimsIndependentView
John Van BeverenIndependent, Liberal alignedView
Stewart WebbIndependentView


19 candidates, 3 vacancies. Brownbill electorate profile and candidates

Mik AidtIndependentView
George BallasIndependentView
Sue BullSocialist AllianceView
Ellen CsarIndependent, Labor alignedView
Sarah HathwaySocialist AllianceView
Sarah MansfieldGreensView
Peter MurrihyIndependentView
Nicole BrownIndependentView
Melissa CadwellIndependent, Labor alignedView
Freya FidgeIndependentView
Jennifer GambleAnimal Justice PartyView
Terry GillardIndependentView
Jacki JackaAnimal Justice PartyView
Michael KingIndependent, Liberal alignedView
Eddy KonteljIndependentView
Peter MitchellIndependentView
Charles NealIndependent, Nationals alignedView
Alec SandnerIndependentView
Stephen SimmondsIndependentView


11 candidates, 3 vacancies. Kardinia electorate profile and candidates

Darren HauensteinIndependentView
Lois NewmanGreensView
Mary WalkerIndependentView
Bruce HarwoodIndependentView
Norman KennedyIndependentView
Brent Lyons-LeeIndependent, Labor alignedView
Doug MannIndependentView
Pat MurnaneIndependentView
Ron NelsonIndependent, Liberal alignedView
Peter OseckasAnimal Justice PartyView
Elliot TaylorAnimal Justice PartyView


10 candidates, 2 vacancies. Windermere electorate profile and candidates

Ken DickensIndependentView
Kylie GrzybekIndependentView
Moshtagh HeidariIndependent, Labor alignedView
David WithingtonIndependent, Labor alignedView
Anthony AitkenIndependentView
Bronwen BakerAnimal Justice PartyView
Robert BlaszczykIndependent, Labor alignedView
Jordan GrossmanIndependentView
Marina KozulIndependentView
Greg LaceyGreensView

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