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.

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

Wards and candidates

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Bellarine- 3 councillors

54,602 voters- 402.55 sq km.

13,651 votes needed to be elected.

Candidates Forum: Tuesday, October 3 at 9am

Candidates (1):

Trent Sullivan

Brownbill- 3 councillors

54,482 voters- 48.76 sq km.

13,621 votes needed to be elected.

Candidates Forum: Tuesday, October 10 at 11am

Candidates (10):

Mik Aidt

Mik Aidt

 

Ellen Csar

Ellen Csar

 

Peter Murrihy

Peter Murrihy

 

George Ballas

Sue Bull

Freya Fidge*

*Announced by Jim Fidge on 94.7 The Pulse on August 4.

Sarah Hathway

John Irvine

Michael King

Eddie Kontelj

Kardinia- 3 councillors

46,942 voters- 119.76 sq km.

11,736 votes needed to be elected.

Candidates Forum: Tuesday, October 10 at 9am

Candidates (2):

Ron Nelson

Mary Walker

Windermere- 2 councillors

32,559 voters- 708.84 sq km.

10,854 votes needed to be elected.

Candidates Forum: Tuesday, October 3 at 11am

Candidates (3):

Anthony Aitken

Kylie Grzybek

David Withington

Election interviews

We want your questions

Do you have a question that you’d like to ask the people running for your area?

Submit your questions here