Surf Coast Shire Council Electoral Subdivision Review

Deadline for response submissions: 5.00 pm Wednesday 11 March 2020

Surf Coast Shire Council Electoral Subdivision

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is reviewing the ward boundaries of Surf Coast Shire Council and is seeking your input.

The review looks at adjustments to ward boundaries to ensure each voter is equitably represented in the upcoming local council elections.

Ward boundaries are adjusted so that the number of voters represented by each councillor is within 10% of the local council average.

The review only considers adjustments to the location of ward boundaries. It will not consider the number of councillors or wards.

The VEC proposes adjustments to the boundaries of the following wards within Surf Coast Shire Council:

  • Anglesea Ward
  • Lorne Ward
  • Torquay Ward
  • Winchelsea Ward

The report is available:

  • at
  • by calling 131 832 or
  • for inspection at council offices during business hours.

 You are invited to 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.

The key dates for the review are below:

Release of preliminary report

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Deadline for response submissions

5.00 pm Wednesday 11 March 2020

Public hearing*

5.00 pm Tuesday 17 March 2020

Release of final report

Wednesday 8 April 2020


*A public hearing is scheduled for those who have requested to speak in support of their response submission. If there are no requests to speak, the hearing will not be held.

To find out more about the review process and how you can have your say, visit the Surf Coast Shire Council review page on the VEC website.