Stand for Council

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Information for Candidates

Becoming a candidate

To be a candidate for a local council election, you must:

  • be an Australian citizen or an eligible British subject referred to in section 48(1)(a) of the Constitution Act 1975
  • be aged 18 years of age
  • be enrolled on the voters' roll for the council in which you wish to stand
  • have completed the mandatory Local Government Candidate Training
  • not be disqualified from being a councillor.

Corangamite Shire Council is committed to encouraging diversity in people nominating for and being elected to Council. Third-party resources which may support this include:

Mandatory 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.

Under the Local Government Act 2020 you will not be able to nominate as a candidate unless you have completed the training.

The training is delivered online and will take around an hour to complete.

NOTE: This candidate training is being reviewed and updated ahead of the 2024 council elections. While the training can still be accessed and completed now, it is recommended that you complete the training following the update which will be completed by mid-June 2024.

Learn more and register for the training here

Council documents