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Nominations for the office of Councillor in each Division of AHA (Vic) open on the 21st of August 2018 and close at 12 pm on the 4th of September 2018

Appointment to AHA (Vic) Council is subject to the following conditions:

  • Candidates can only be nominated to the Division in which their hotel is located;
  • Candidates must be nominated by at least two AHA (Vic) financial members (as at 14 August 2018) from their respective Division;
  • If an AHA (Vic) financial member is a corporation, it must appoint a person(s) as the proxy to represent it in respect of each licence that it holds. Such a proxy will then be able to be nominated as a Councillor on its behalf and to nominate other candidates seeking to be a councillor.
  • If more than the required number of financial members stand for election to the position of Councillor within any Division, a postal ballot will be conducted by AEC to decide the outcome.

What’s involved in being an AHA (Vic) Councillor?

As an elected Councillor of AHA (Vic), it is expected you’ll be an active participant within your local council division. As a member of the Council, you will be a conduit in ensuring the objectives of the association are communicated to a broader audience of stakeholders.

Councillors will be elected for a two-year term and on average meet nine (9) times a year.


The AEC will attend the first Council Meeting of the newly elected AHA (Vic) Council to conduct elections for the Committee [Members of the AHA (Vic) Executive].

All elected Councillors are required to attend this meeting, either in person or by way of proxy. Only another elected Councillor can be appointed as a proxy in order to be able to vote at this meeting. If a ballot is required a postal ballot will subsequently be conducted by AEC Returning Officer.

A Nomination Form prepared by the AEC is available here.