Council by-election and countback results

If a councillor resigns or cannot complete their term, we may hold a countback or a by-election. 

Find out more about countbacks and by-elections.

Browse results below for countbacks and by-elections from 2010 to present. If you need to know results for older countbacks or by-elections, contact us.

Council by-elections and countbacks

  • 2024
    Date Type Council
    8 January Countback Glen Eira City Council, Camden Ward
    15 January Countback Frankston City Council, North-West Ward
  • 2023
    Date Type Council
    4 December Countback Glenelg Shire Council
    2 December By-election Maroondah City Council, Barngeong Ward
    29 November Countback Glenelg Shire Council
    13 November Countback Macedon Ranges Shire Council, South Ward
    9 October Countback West Wimmera Shire Council 
    28 August Countback Greater Geelong City Council, Bellarine Ward
    11 August Countback Strathbogie Shire Council, Seven Creeks Ward
    11 August Countback Bass Coast Shire Council, Western Port Ward
    9 August Countback Indigo Shire Council
    7 August Countback Glenelg Shire Council
    12 July Countback Strathbogie Shire Council, Lake Nagambie Ward
    28 June Countback Greater Geelong City Council, Windermere Ward
    19 June Countback Borough of Queenscliffe Council
    17 May Countback Southern Grampians Shire Council
    17 May Countback Baw Baw Shire Council, Central Ward
    18 March By-election Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Watson Ward
    1 March Countback Colac Otway Shire Council
    30 January Countback Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Seawinds Ward
    23 January Countback Brimbank City Council, Harvester Ward
    23 January Countback Greater Geelong City Council, Brownbill Ward
    23 January Countback Melton City Council, Watts Ward
    18 January Countback Stonnington City Council, East Ward
    18 January Countback Yarra City Council, Langridge Ward
    18 January Countback Colac Otway Shire Council
    16 January Countback Greater Shepparton City Council
    16 January Countback Swan Hill Rural City Council
    16 January Countback Port Phillip City Council, Lake Ward
  • 2022
    Date Type Council
    12 December Countback Moira Shire Council
    6 December Countback Moira Shire Council
    6 December Countback Wodonga City Council
    5 November By-election Northern Grampians Shire Council, Kara Kara Ward
    15 October By-election Buloke Shire Council, Mallee Ward
    6 September Countback Horsham Rural City Council
    6 July Countback Greater Shepparton City Council
    27 April Countback Wodonga City Council
    27 April Countback Glen Eira City Council, Rosstown Ward
    20 April Countback Mildura Rural City Council
    12 April Countback Borough of Queenscliffe Council
    21 March Countback Moreland City Council, North-West Ward
    12 March By-election Maroondah City Council, Wonga Ward
    9 March Countback Indigo Shire Council
    9 March Countback Mitchell Shire Council, South Ward
    19 February By-election Yarra Ranges Shire Council, Streeton Ward
    19 January Countback Alpine Shire Council
    19 January Countback Moira Shire Council
  • 2021
    Date Type Council
    14 December Countback Moira Shire Council
    15 September Countback Strathbogie Shire Council, Lake Nagambie Ward
    24 July By-election Cardinia Shire Council, Westernport Ward
    29 June Countback Baw Baw Shire Council, West Ward 
    15 May  Countback Wellington Shire Council, Northern Ward 
    13 April  Countback Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Nepean Ward
    20 February By-election Northern Grampians Shire Council, Kara Kara Ward
    11 January Countback Moira Shire Council
  • 2020
    Date  Type  Council
    4 December  By-election Hindmarsh Shire Council, East Ward 
    28 November By-election Northern Grampians Shire Council, South West Ward
    27 June By-election Corangamite Shire Council, Central Ward
    7 May Countback Ararat Rural City Council
    30 March  Countback  Brimbank City Council, Grasslands Ward
    21 March  By-election  Strathbogie Shire Council, Honeysuckle Creek Ward  
    11 March Countback  Warrnambool City Council
    2 March  Countback  Gannawarra Shire Council, Yarran Ward 
    14 February  Countback  Gannawarra Shire Council, Patchell Ward 
    20 January  Countback  Strathbogie Shire Council, Lake Nagambie Ward

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
    Date  Type Council
    29 November Countback  Ararat Rural City Council
    22 November Countback  Moreland City Council, South Ward
    22 November Countback Mount Alexander Shire Council, Castlemaine Ward
    15 November Countback  Wellington Shire Council, Northern Ward
    13 November Countback Wangaratta Rural City Council, City Ward
    4 October Countback  Whittlesea City Council, North Ward
    9 May Countback  Whitehorse City Council, Elgar Ward
    3 April Countback  Casey City Council, Mayfield Ward
    14 February Countback  East Gippsland Shire Council
  • 2016
    Date Type Council
    21 November Countback Borough of Queenscliffe Council
    14 June Countback Monash City Council, Mulgrave Ward
    23 May Countback Monash City Council, Oakleigh Ward
    6 April Countback Glen Eira City Council, Rosstown Ward
    20 February By-election Campaspe Shire Council, Western Ward
    1 February Countback Borough of Queenscliffe Council
    19 January Countback East Gippsland Shire Council
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
    Date Type Council
    23 November By-election Greater Geelong City Council
    23 November By-election Northern Grampians Shire Council, Kara Kara Ward
    23 November By-election Hindmarsh Shire Council, North Ward
    24 October Countback Wyndham City Council, Chaffey Ward
    4 September Countback Campaspe Shire Council, Kyabram-Deakin Ward
    24 August By-election Central Goldfields Shire Council, Flynn Ward
    21 August Countback Colac Otway Shire Council
    29 July Countback Baw Baw Shire Council, Mount Worth Ward
    22 June By-election Ararat Rural City Council
    12 June Countback Monash City Council, Mount Waverly Ward
    11 June Countback Wangaratta Rural City Council
    5 June Countback Benalla Rural City Council
    13 May Countback Mitchell Shire Council, Central Ward
    17 January Countback Benalla Rural City Council
  • 2012
    Date Type Council
    3 December Countback Casey City Council, Springfield Ward
    25 February By-election Mount Alexander Shire Council, Calder Ward
    11 January Countback Moreland City Council, North-East Ward
  • 2011
  • 2010