Bendigo council has entered caretaker mode ahead of postal elections in October.
City of Greater Bendigo chief executive Craig Niemann said all the day-to-day services council provides will continue as normal.
"Everyone has a job to do and they will do it the same way now as they will do once a new council is elected," Mr Niemann said.
Council's election period policy, approved in August, is framed by the Local Government Act.
The decision making aspects of the policy prohibits council from making any decision during the election period that commits the council to expenditure exceeding one per cent of its income.
"The council can't make high level, strategic decisions, which might be the adoption of a strategy or a removal of a policy," Mr Niemann said.
Everyone has jobs to do and they will do them the same way now as they will do once a new council is elected.Craig Niemann, City of Greater Bendigo chief executive
Councillors remain as such until the conclusion of their term, or re-election.
"Councillors still respond to community requests and information, but they won't be promoting things and you won't see significant community engagement," Mr Niemann said.
Nine new councillors will be elected in October, with three vacancies in the Eppalock, Lockwood and Whipstick Wards.
Council hopefuls include former councillor Helen Leach, former mayor Barry Lyons and 2019 federal election One Nation candidate Vaughan Williams.
Mr Niemann said council takes an operational stance during the next month.
"The Mayor doesn't become the spokesperson for the council as much," Mr Niemann said.
The election policy document ensures fairness for councillors and prospective candidates, Mr Niemann said.
Councillors standing for re-election must not use council equipment as a resource to assist with election campaigns, nor can out-of-pocket expenses be claimed for expenses that support a candidate's election campaign.
"It is fair and reasonable to have this policy in place and there is consistency at the state and federal level," Mr Niemann said.