Council Elections in Port Phillip

The next council general elections will be held on Saturday 24 October 2020.

As City of Port Phillip candidates make it know that they will be nominating for election LIVE will publish a photo, a brief bio, and a link to more information on

To become a council election candidate see the Victorian Electoral Commission website at

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As of 1 July 2020 only Greens candidates have provided the information you see below.

Katherine Copsey is the sitting Greens councillor for Lake Ward and has served the community of Port Phillip since 2016.

Katherine grew up in the inner south and has lived in Middle Park and Albert Park for many years. Katherine is passionate about Port Phillip’s diverse, caring and connected communities and beautiful but fragile natural environment.

A former planning and environment lawyer, Katherine will fight for climate action and local efforts to reduce emissions. . . . MORE

Tim Baxter lives locally with his family in Balaclava, close to the vibrant Carlisle Street and Ripponlea village.

Tim’s connection with the area, runs deep, having lived here for over fifteen years. His kids have gone to childcare locally, and he has worked with dozens of community groups over the years to make our community the best it can be.

In his term on Council, Tim’s achievements have been: . . . MORE

Earl James has been a resident in Port Melbourne for the past nine years. His wife is a business development manager and his daughter attends a local primary school.

Earl has been a teacher for the last 19 years, teaching Economics in high schools across Melbourne and overseas. As an economist, Earl understands the needs of sustainable, just and open communities. He will bring his economics expertise to Council and its mission to build . . . MORE