Learn about running for Council this year

Published on 02 July 2024


Have you ever considered running for Council? We are hosting free online workshops for prospective candidates ahead of the council election in October.

In Life as a Woman Councillor, the unique experiences of women will be shared in an informal and relaxed environment, promoting discussion and the sharing of ideas. We encourage women and gender-diverse people of all backgrounds to attend. This session will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 10 July from 6-8pm.

The second workshop, Becoming a Councillor, will help prospective candidates understand councillors’ legal obligations and how decisions are made, and outline essential community leadership skills that promote and model good governance. This webinar will be held via Zoom on Monday 22 July from 7-9pm.

Why nominate?

Councils have a huge impact on their local community and their scope goes well beyond ‘roads, rates and rubbish’.

Councils also provide and maintain local sporting and community facilities, parks playgrounds and trails, as well as services for young and older residents, protecting the unique environment, supporting local businesses, and preparing for emergencies.

Being a councillor can be a challenging but highly rewarding role, and your unique skills, views, experience and passion can help shape Nillumbik for years to come.

The online sessions will be run by the Victorian Local Governance Association, an independent organisation working to support councils and councillors to achieve the highest standards of governance for their communities.

Registrations are limited for both sessions.

For more information and to book, visit the candidate information page. This page includes a range of valuable information for prospective candidates, including how to nominate for council and eligibility criteria. You can also sign up for updates to hear about future information sessions and other relevant information related to nominating for council.

Nominations to be a council candidate close 17 September and local government elections will be held in October.