What Happens When A Committee Member Resigns? Vic

Victoria’s Owners Corporation law is different to Queensland and New South Wales – not every owners corporation needs to have a committee.

Owners corporations with fewer than 13 lots may elect a committee if they choose. If your owners corporation does not have a committee, the lot owners will either have to agree or vote for individual lot owners to carry out any decisions or engage a professional owners corporation manager.

An owners corporation with 13 or more lots must elect a committee at each annual general meeting. Committee members:

  • must be lot owners or hold a proxy for a lot owner
  • once elected, hold office until a new committee is elected.
  • There must not be more than one committee member from any one lot.

So what happens when a committee member resigns before their term has ended?

A committee member may resign for many reasons – the sale of the property, other commitments, even just a need for a change.

Unlike Queensland and New South Wales, an Owners Corporation in Victoria does not need to keep the same number of committee member as were elected during the last annual general

If there is a casual vacancy on a committee, the remaining members of the committee can invite another lot owner or a person holding a proxy for a lot owner to be a member of the committee.

But the vacancy does not have to be filled if three or more members remain on the committee.

If you have any questions about committees, committee positions, voting and casual vacancies, contact your SSKB Community Manager. You will also find useful information here: https://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/housing/owners-corporations/meetings-and-committees/committees

Why over 37,000 lot owners choose SSKB 

Since 1995, SSKB has been the industry leader in strata management. Servicing clients through Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, we have a broad portfolio of schemes under management and pride ourselves on having the most experienced and skilled management team in the industry.

As a lot owner, you will have access to our expert Client Solutions Team who are on hand to deal with general enquiries. This team works on a “one call resolution” policy, aiming to resolve any issues on your first call to us. The team have a 94% rate of answering questions on the spot. By having our Client Solutions Team assisting lot owners, It allows our Community Managers and Assistants to be on hand to better deal with the requirements of the committee.

We provide a wide range of strata related services and are affiliated with some of the best businesses in the industry to help make the entire process of being part of a body corporate or owners corporation as easy and seamless as possible for lot owners.

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