Stand for Council

The next Council elections will be held in October 2024.

Nine Councillors are elected by the residents and ratepayers of the shire for a four year term.

The roles of Mayor and Councillors are varied and can be deeply satisfying. If you are interested in how to stand for Council, you can find out more at:

  • the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) website: Becoming a local council candidate
  • the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) website: Stand for Council
  • attending an information session (details below)
  • browse a range of resources and watch videos below.

Candidate information sessions coming up

Stand for Council sessions - Municipal Association of Victoria

Council partnered with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) to host a Candidate Information Session on Wednesday 15 May 2024.

If you were unable to attend this session, the MAV is delivering several other information sessions for the community and prospective candidates. Find out more: Session dates and registration information

Other information sessions

Council's informal candidate sessions that were scheduled for Thursday 23 May at 12pm and 6.30pm have been cancelled.

TheVictorian Local Governance Association is also hosting a number of free online sessions (registrations essential), including: Local Women Leading Changeon Friday 24 May, 12pm-1:30pm.

Hear from retiring councillors about their experiences

Women X Stand for Council

In the lead up to the 2024 Victorian local government election the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is encouraging greater participation of women in local government as councillors, in recognition of their under-representation in this space.

Find out more about the campaign, upcoming information sessions and more at Women X Stand for Council

Helpful links and resources

In addition to the information provided by the VEC and the MAV, we've prepared a list of helpful links below to help prospective candidates to find out more about how Council works: