The role of an Electorate Officer

Being an Electorate Officer is a truly unique position.


Electorate Officers work from 128 electorate office locations across the state of Victoria, serving the constituency and supporting their supervising Member of Parliament in the proper performance of their duties.

Through their supervising Member, Electorate Officers apply their knowledge of the electorate to support and service the community. The responsibilities of an Electorate Officer vary depending on the needs of the Member and the operations of the electorate office.

The role of an Electorate Officer is varied and requires a diverse range of skills, experience and expertise. Electorate Officers need to understand the Victorian Parliament’s processes, procedures and function, the responsibilities of State and Federal governments and public services, and the services available in their community.

These responsibilities broadly fall into the following areas:

  • General Administration and Office Management
  • Constituent Services
  • Media and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Parliamentary Duties

It is important to be aware that section 30(5) of the Parliamentary Administration Act 2005 prohibits Electorate Officers from performing ‘party-specific activity’.

‘Party-specific activity’ is defined as any activity for the dominant purpose of directing how a person should vote at an election, by promoting or opposing:

  • the election of any candidate at an election,
  • a registered political party,
  • an elected member.
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Our values

In order to maintain public trust and promote the Parliament of Victoria’s standing as a respected institution, Electorate Officers must demonstrate the Electorate Officer Values in the performance of their duties.

The Electorate Officer values are set out in the Electorate Officer Code of Conduct and Electorate Officers are expected to hold to these values as guiding principles for their conduct and behaviour.

View the Electorate Officer Code of Conduct