Local Government Elections are held every four years.

The 2024 Local Government Election is scheduled for 26 October 2024.

Administered by the Victorian Electoral Commission, stay tuned to this page for the latest updates and information regarding the 2024 Local Government Election.

Enrolling to Vote

All eligible voters must be correctly enrolled to vote by the close of the Electoral Roll at 4pm on Friday 30 August 2024.

Enrolling as a ratepayer in Strathbogie Shire Council

In a Victorian Local Government Election there are two types of voters:

  1. State-enrolled
  2. Council-enrolled

You have one vote in Strathbogie Shire Council. If you are a state-enrolled voter, that is the enrolment you use to vote.

State enrolled voters Owner ratepayers Occupier ratepayers Corporations
Automatically enrolled Once off application process Must reapply at every general council election
If you are on the state roll you are automatically enrolled to vote in your 2024 council elections for your enrolled address (where you live). Up to two people per property can apply if:

  1. your pay council rates on your home but you are not an Australian citizen.
  2. you own a property in a municipality that you don’t live in full time full time e.g. holiday home, investment property or business property.
Up to two people per property can apply to vote if rent a property and pay rates to council, and you are not on the state roll in that municipality e.g. you operate a business out of a commercial property. Corporations that pay rates may be able to appoint one representative to vote. Call the council for further information
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State-enrolled voters

You must enrol and vote if you:

  • are 18 years or older
  • are an Australian citizen
  • have lived at your address in Strathbogie Shire Council for longer than one month

For more information visit the VEC website.

Council-enrolled voters (ratepayers)

Some ratepayers can apply to become council-enrolled voters in Strathbogie Shire Council if they are:

  • a property owner, occupier or represent a corporation
  • 18 or older
  • not a State-enrolled voter within the Strathbogie Shire Council area

These are known as council-enrolled voters.

The rules for council-enrolled voters have changed ahead of the 2024 council elections. These changes are explained below.

Owner ratepayers

You can apply to enrol in Strathbogie Shire Council if you:

  • own property and pay rates in the council area
  • are 18 or older
  • are not a state-enrolled voter who lives in Strathbogie Shire Council

This includes:

  • Australian citizens who own a property in Strathbogie Shire Council , but do not live in the area (for example an investment or a holiday home),
  • non-citizens over 18 who own a property and live in Strathbogie Shire Council.

Up to 2 ratepayers can apply to enrol per property, but each person only gets one vote.

Occupier ratepayers

You can apply to enrol in Strathbogie Shire Council if you:

  • pay rates for a property that you occupy but do not own
  • are 18 or older
  • are not a state-enrolled voter

Up to 2 people per property can apply to enrol, but each person only gets one vote.


You can apply to enrol to vote on behalf of a corporation if you:

  • are a director or company secretary of a corporation that pays rates (either as an owner or an occupier) in the council area
  • have consented to being appointed as the corporation’s representative
  • are not already a state-enrolled voter or council-enrolled voter for the same council

Only one person can apply to enrol as the corporation’s representative.

More Information

For information about Victorian elections, visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Victorian Electoral Commission have prepared an FAQ to provide answers to commonly asked questions relating to enrolment for local government elections.

For information on counting the votes, visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

For more information on enrolling for Council elections, visit the Victorian Electoral Commission website.

2024 Local Government Election