Municipal elections were held on 24 October 2020 by the Victorian Electoral Commission, who conducted the elections on behalf of Monash Council. A new Council was sworn in on Tuesday 10 November 2020.
Monash is represented by 11 Councillors who are elected by the community. Each of the Councillors represents a ward, or geographic area, within Monash. 2 Councillors represent Glen Waverley ward while there are 3 Councillors in each of the 3 other wards: Mount Waverley, Mulgrave and Oakleigh.
9 November 2021 Oakleigh Ward Councillor Stuart James has been elected Monash’s Mayor for the next 12 months. Mulgrave Ward Councillor Tina Samardzija has been elected Deputy Mayor.
Read more: New mayor focuses on COVID recovery and sustainability in the year ahead
Contacting Your Councillors
PRINT version: Monash Councillors 2021 - contact details(PDF, 524KB)
If you are not sure which ward you live in, please visit this section of Council's website - See What's Around Me - enter your address and then scroll down past the map to see your Councillors. Alternatively, view this map to see which ward you are in - Ward Map.
Councillor Code of Conduct
In February 2021, Council adopted an updated Code of Conduct for Councillors. The Code:
- sets out the standards of conduct expected of elected representatives
- endeavours to foster good working relations between Councillors to enable Councillors to work constructively together in the best interests of the local community
- specifically seeks to lift the standard of behaviour of Councillors during Council meetings, Council briefing meetings and any other Council related meetings which Councillors participate in from time to time
- mandates Councillor conduct designed to build public confidence in the integrity of local government
Code of Conduct for Councillors(PDF, 327KB)
Enquiries: Governance team on 9518 3509.
Councillor Gift Policy
This policy provides guidance to Councillors relating to the acceptance or otherwise of a gift offered to them.
In March 2021, Council adopted Councillor Gift Policy(PDF, 182KB)