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Council Elections

The community elects their Council Members (including the Mayor) every four years and the next general elections will take place in November 2018.

Under the Local Government (Elections) Act, the Electoral Commissioner of SA (ECSA) is the returning officer for all Council elections. Find ECSA information at www.ecsa.sa.gov.au/elections/council-elections-home   

Key dates for the 2018 local government election

 2018 council elections timetable

 Roll close

 5pm, Friday 10 Aug 2018

 Nominations Open

 Tuesday 4 Sept 2018

 Nominations Close

 12 noon, Tuesday 18 Sept 2018

 Mail out of voting materials

 Monday 22 - Friday 26 Oct 2018

 Close of voting

 5pm, Friday 9 Nov 2018


Who are your candidates?

The City of Victor Harbor has five candidates standing for Mayor, and 17 candidates standing for nine councillor positions. The candidates are listed below in the order they will appear on the ballot paper.


 Mayoral Candidates
 Area Councillor Candidates

PHILP, Graham

JEFFREY, Carolyn (CJ)



JACOBSEN, James Webster




MANN, Brayden


KEMP, David

CHARLES, Peter (Oopsy)


LOWE, Bill



ROBERTSON, Andrew Gordon

LANG, Anthony

McRAE, Chris





 More details about the candidates are available at www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections 

City of Victor Harbor Meet the Candidates Forum – 15 October 2018

The City of Victor Harbor will host a ‘Meet the Candidates’ Forum on Monday, 15 October 2018 at the Victor Harbor Town Hall from 7pm.

The forum is a chance for residents, ratepayers and businesses to hear from the candidates who have put their hand up to represent the Victor Harbor community on council.

For those who are unable to attend the City of Victor Harbor’s Meet the Candidate Forum, the Local Government Association's candidates website - www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections - lists the City of Victor Harbor’s candidates and their profiles.

Download the meet the candidates forum flyer: City of Victor Harbor Meet the Candidates Forum - 15 October 2018(496 kb)



Voting in council elections is done by post. If you are on the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late October 2018.

The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election in the council area. To find out more about each of the candidates and what they stand for go to www.lga.sa.gov.au/councilelections, then complete your ballot paper and return it in the reply paid envelope.

Votes must be received before 5pm on Friday 9 November 2018.

Get involved and make a difference

Local democracy is an important feature of life in Australia and councils have far greater influence on communities than most people appreciate. Make a difference by participating in your local council election.


More information?

Local Government Association of SA: Local Government Elections

  • Enrolling to vote
  • Refreshing the voters’ roll and eligibility
  • Nomination as a candidate for election
  • Nomination process
  • Legislative framework
  • Previous Council election information


Electoral Commission of South Australia: ECSA

  • Voting in Council Elections
  • Completing ballot papers
  • Candidates


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