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Time to nominate

Victorians need unity and leadership more than ever. The upcoming local government elections are a critical opportunity for women to stand and represent their communities and their values.

Why women? Why now?

Gender equality benefits us all. While women make up roughly half the population, and the workforce (50.2%), they represent only 38% of women on Victorian councils.

Women’s voices must be part of a post-pandemic recovery that addresses the disproportionate impacts on women. Now is the time to make right decisions about our future.

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Why local government?

Local government deals with the issues that affect communities every day. Becoming a councillor is a big commitment, and a unmatched opportunity to lead with impact and make a positive contribution to your local community.

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Becoming a candidate

There’s a lot to know about the council electoral process. Make sure you understand the criteria for nominating, how elections work and what makes an ‘ideal’ candidate.

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Resources for prospective candidates

Useful information to help you decide whether standing for council is the right decision for you. Learn how to to run a successful campaign using resources from people and organisations in the know.

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Nominate now

Nominations for the upcoming elections open 17 September, and close 12pm, 22 September. Check the key dates and get your nomination in on time.

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Nominate now

Head to the VEC website to nominate for the upcoming elections.

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