Mandatory training for Council election candidates

Community members seeking to stand for Council at the October election are advised to register for mandatory candidate training.

Local Government Victoria will be hosting the mandatory candidate training in an online-only format. It will be easily accessible online and take approximately an hour to complete. Each candidate who enrols will be able to access the training session in their own time within the training period, which closes on 21 September 2020.

In accordance with the Local Government Act 2020, all prospective candidates must complete the mandatory training to be eligible to nominate for the election with the Victorian Electoral Commission by the Friday 28 August deadline.

New and returning candidates must complete the training before they are able to nominate. Those who do not complete the training will be ineligible to run for Council.

Council has no involvement in the training module which is being run independently by Local Government Victoria.

Register for the mandatory training

Registrations will be made available through the Local Government Victoria website in early August at

Other optional information sessions

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