Election information

The last Yarra City Council elections were held by attendance ballot on Saturday, 22 October 2016.   

What was the result?

Nine Councillors were elected at the 2016 election, with three Councillors representing each of Yarra’s three wards until October 2020. Read more about about Yarra’s Councillors.

Detailed results of the election are published by the Victorian Electoral Commission.  

What if I didn’t vote?

If you failed to vote at the 2016 Yarra City Council Election for your primary residence (that at which you are enrolled), you will receive an ‘apparent failure to vote’ notice from the Victorian Electoral Commission in the coming months asking for an explanation. Wait until you receive the notice and provide your explanation on the form where requested. The Yarra City Council Election was conducted by independently by the Victorian Electoral Commission, and all decisions about whether a voter is prosecuted for failing to vote are made by them. Council is unable to intervene of deal with non-voting enquiries.

More information for people who failed to vote can be found on the Victorian Electoral Commission website.  

Election publications

The following documents are available for download. Hard copies can be provided on request to the contact details below.   


Further information
Rhys Thomas
Senior Governance Advisor
9205 5302




































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