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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.

2020 elections

Council elections are held every 4 years. Find out more about the 2020 Bayside City Council elections.

New wards, new names

Ahead of the October 2020 Council elections, Bayside City Council’s electoral structure and ward boundaries are changing to a single-member ward structure, going from three to seven wards as specified in the Victoria Government’s new Local Government Act 2020. Find out about our new wards

Media enquiries

For customer service please call 9599 4444. For media enquiries please contact P 9599 4385 M 0466 519 088  or media [at] bayside.vic.gov.au.

Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Mayors and Deputy Mayors are councillors elected by council to lead for a term of 1 or 2 years. The length of term is decided by the council. A councillor can be elected Mayor or Deputy Mayor for more than one term.

Clarke Martin
Mayor - Southern Ward

M: 0466 356 805
F: (03) 9598 4474
E: cmartin [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Rob Grinter
Deputy Mayor - Central Ward

M: 0466 356 789
F: (03) 9598 4474
E: rgrinter [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Northern Ward

The Northern Ward is bounded by Head Street, St Kilda Street and Glen Huntly Road in the north, the Nepean Highway, North Road and Thomas Street in the east, Marriage Road, Hampton Street and Dendy Street in the south, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the west.

Alex del Porto

M: 0417 390 641
F: (03) 9598 4474
E: adelporto [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Michael Heffernan

M: 0400 965 233
F: (03) 9598 4474
E: mheffernan [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Central Ward

The Central Ward is bounded by Dendy Street, Hampton Street and Marriage Road in the north, the Nepean Highway and the Frankston railway line in the east, Park Road, Reserve Road, Tulip Street, George Street, Bay Road, Bluff Road and Abbott Street in the south, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the west.

James Long BM JP

M: 0400 828 688
F: (03) 9598 4474
E: jlong [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Sonia Castelli

M: 0466 356 794
F: (03) 9598 4474
E: scastelli [at] bayside.vic.gov.au

Southern Ward

The Southern Ward is bounded by Abbott Street, Bluff Road, Bay Road, George Street, Tulip Street, Reserve Road and Park Road in the north, the Frankston railway line and Charman Road in the east, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the south and west.

Laurence Evans OAM

M: 0407 735 993
F: (03) 9598 4474
E: levans [at] bayside.vic.gov.au