Candidate information

Candidate information

If you are planning to nominate as a candidate at the next local government elections, be aware that eligibility requirements have changed. Under the Local Government Act 2020 you will not be able to nominate as a candidate unless you have completed compulsory training.


The Victorian Government provides this compulsory training for all Victorians who wish to nominate as a candidate in any council elections.

The training will help you understand the role and responsibilities of being a councillor.

For a list of providers who provide the Community and candidate information sessions see below:

Municipal Association of Victoria- Click Here 

The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) - Click Here

The Victorian Electoral Commission- Click Here

Last updated: 3 May 2024 - 4:40pm