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Councillors are your democratically elected representatives. They represent the community and are responsible for setting strategic direction, deciding on council policies, engaging constituents on their values and needs, debating community issues and monitoring performance.

Council elections are held every 4 years in which residents elect 2 councillors for the northern ward, 3 for the central ward and 2 for the southern ward.

For media enquiries

Please contact our Communications Department on (03) 9599 4385.

Northern Ward

Councillor Michael Heffernan

Michael Heffernan
Mobile: 0400 965 233 
Email: mheffernan [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Councillor Alex del Porto

Alex del Porto
Mobile: 0417 390 641
Email: adelporto [at] bayside.vic.gov.au 
Social media: Facebook

Central Ward

Councillor Sonia Castelli

Sonia Castelli
Mobile: 0466 356 794
Email: scastelli [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Councillor Rob Grinter

Rob Grinter
Mobile: 0466 356 789
Email: rgrinter [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Councillor James Long

James Long BM JP
Deputy Mayor
Mobile: 0400 828 688
Email: jlong [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Southern Ward

Councillor Laurence Evans

Laurence Evans
Mobile: 0407 735 993
Email: levans [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Councillor Clarke Martin

Clarke Martin
Mobile: 0466 356 805
Email: cmartin [at] bayside.vic.gov.au