VEC seeks input on representation review

Published on 17 January 2019


VEC seeks input on representation review

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is reviewing the electoral structure of Colac Otway Shire Council and is seeking your input.

By law, every Victorian council must have its electoral structure reviewed approximately every 12 years to ensure it provides fair and equitable representation for all voters.

This review is called an electoral representation review and considers:

  • whether the local council has the appropriate number of councillors
  • whether the local council should be subdivided into wards or be unsubdivided and
  • if subdivided, the number of wards, ward boundaries and the number of councillors per ward.

The VEC also looks at the council’s demographics, growth potential and the structure in similar local councils.

The VEC is encouraging all individuals and groups in Colac Otway to have their say. You can take part in the review by making a submission to the VEC. Public input is a vital part of the review process, providing valuable local perspectives and knowledge. A submission guide is available on the VEC website.

To find out more visit or call 131 832.