To ensure the number of electors within each district and region remains approximately the same over time, the Electoral Boundaries Commission Act 1982 requires that State electoral boundaries are adjusted. This formal process is called a ‘redivision’, and must take place after every second Victorian State general election.
Watch the short animation below to learn more about what a redivision involves and how you can get involved.
For more general information about redivisions, visit About redivisions.
Please note: Dates are provisional and are subject to change.
Stage one submissions open
Stage two submissions open
Have your say
A redivision is a consultative process and we invite submissions from all members of the public, political parties and others.
Public consultation happens in two stages:
- Submissions open 16 December 2020 and close 5 pm on 1 March 2021.
- Public hearings will be scheduled on the week beginning 29 March 2021.
- Submissions open 30 June 2020 and close 5 pm on 30 July 2021.
- Public hearings will be scheduled on the week beginning 16 August 2021.
In addition to data and statistics, submissions provide invaluable local knowledge. They give us a more holistic view of Victoria’s regions and districts and help us to craft electoral boundaries in the best interests of our communities.
Federal electoral boundaries
For information about the federal electoral boundary redistribution in Victoria, visit the Australian Electoral Commission’s website.
A federal redistribution is separate to a State redivision. The two processes are not related; they are governed by different legislation and timeframes.