Redivision of State electoral boundaries announced

Victoria's Electoral Boundaries Commission (EBC) has today announced the start of the next scheduled redivision of State electoral boundaries.

A redivision is required because there have been two general elections since the last redivision.

The redivision of State electoral boundaries aims to provide fair and equitable representation for all voters by ensuring enrolments in each electoral district and region do not vary by more than 10 per cent from the State average.

The EBC will hold an online information session on Wednesday 16 December for anyone wanting to learn more about the redivision process and how to make a submission. Further information on how to register to join this meeting will be available on the website.

Electoral Commissioner Warwick Gately, one of the members of the EBC, has issued a call to Victorians to have their say through the submission process.

‘We encourage Victorians to contribute to the redivision process and have their say,’ said Mr Gately.

‘People interested in making a submission can map their proposed boundaries using the new Public Submission Tool available on the EBC website.’

Further information about the redivision will be available on the website.

Timeline for redivision of State electoral boundaries

Wednesday 16 December 2020
Opening of stage one submissions (9 am).
Public information session (10 am).
5 pm Monday 1 March 2021
Deadline for stage one submissions.
Week starting Monday 29 March 2021
Stage one public hearings to hear oral submissions.
Wednesday 30 June 2021
The EBC releases proposed boundaries.
Opening of stage two submissions.
5pm Friday 30 July 2021
Deadline for stage two submissions.
Week starting 9 August 2021
Stage two public hearings.
Thursday 14 October 2021
The EBC releases final boundaries.

Media enquiries

Paul Thornton-Smith

Secretary, Electoral Boundaries Commission


Phone: 03 8620 1187