Learning from the women who’ve come before you can be one of the best ways to gain wisdom and inspiration. There are a number of organisations that can connect you to these women, from all walks of life.
Collaborating to support women to thrive, connect and excel in local government, ALGWA’s Victorian Branch provides councillor and candidate online forums, and free information sessions for women who are considering running for local government. Find out more on ALGWA’s Victorian Branch website.
‘More women for local government’ is a closed Facebook group for women who are considering running for local government. Join the group to access support, find a mentor, and ask questions.
The Victorian Local Governance Association is an independent organisation committed to supporting councils and councillors in good governance. Visit their website to connect with mentors and peers through events and training opportunities.
Continue to enhance your skills to lead with impact.
If elected, all councillors must complete ‘Councillor Induction’ training, no later than six months after the day they took their oath or affirmation of office.
Visit the Local Government Victoria website to find out more.
Training and events with VLGA
Learn about council and good governance through training and events. (Victorian Local Governance Association)Training and peer support
Mentoring with ALGWA Vic
Supporting women to thrive, connect and excel in local government. (ALGWA - Victoria Branch)Peer suport
More women for local government
A Facebook group for women who are considering running for local government.Peer support
An message from Reconciliation Victoria
An important message from Reconciliation Victoria about the 2020 Local Government Elections. (Maggolee)Watch
YWCA’s Cyber Feminists advocacy group
Online advocacy group, advocating on key gender equality issues. (YWCA Australia)Peer support
International Day of the Girl Webinars
Reflect, grow, thrive. Program of online events supporting young women's development. (YWCA Australia)Webinars
Councillor Development Program
Professional development programs for Councillors. (Municipal Association of Victoria)Training
Whatever the result – congratulations for putting your hand up and showing leadership.
Regardless of the result, you must submit an election campaign donation return to the council CEO no later than 40 days after election day.
If you have been elected, you must take oath or affirmation of office and complete Councillor Induction training within 6 months.
If you have not been successful, but want to run again, consider: