Information sessions for prospective 2020 Council election candidates

Community members interested in running for Council at the October local election are encouraged to attend a series of upcoming online information sessions.

The sessions are optional and designed to inform community and candidates about the ins and outs of local government, the election process and standing for Council.


Stand for Council

Hosted by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), the free online sessions will provide prospective candidates with information about the role and purpose of Local Government, the responsibilities and expectations of a Councillor, and the electoral process.

  • Session 1: 10am – 12pm on Monday 10 August
  • Session 2: 10am – 12pm on Friday 14 August

Interested participants can register here.

A link and password to the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants once registered for the session.


Women Leading Change

Hosted by the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA), this free online workshop is designed for women considering running for Council and candidate development. The workshop will be delivered online via Zoom.

  • Session: 6pm – 7.30pm on Thursday 6 August 2020

Interested participants can register here.


Candidate Information Sessions

Hosted by former Baw Baw Shire Mayor Ruth McGowan, the free online workshop is designed to assist participants from diverse backgrounds with information on how to plan and deliver a campaign ahead of the election.

  • Session 1: 9am – 11am on Wednesday 29 July
  • Session 2: 6.30pm – 8.30pm on Monday 24 August

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