Stand for Council and shape the future of Manningham

21 May 2024
Well Governed Council

Would you like a role in shaping the future of Manningham Council? Are you passionate about making a positive contribution to your community? 

The Victorian Local Government elections will be held by post in October 2024 and now is the time to put up your hand to take on one of the most important leadership opportunities our country has to offer, one that enables you to make a real difference.

Councils are the closest level of government to community. To ensure our communities are successfully represented we need quality candidates to nominate for election.  

Are you interested in becoming a councillor? If so, here are some things you need to know: 

There is a range of eligibility criteria for candidates, including:

  • being an Australian citizen or an eligible British subject
  • being at least 18 years of age on election day
  • being enrolled to vote in the municipality.

For the full list of eligibility criteria, visit the VEC – Becoming a Council Election Candidate. You can also get some further information on what being a councillor involves at Role of a Councillor

To support potential candidates, local councils, in partnership with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), are hosting regional-based information sessions to provide information and inspiration. 

Keep an eye on our website and socials for information on a local session closer to election day. If you’re keen to learn more in the meantime, the closest upcoming session will be held at Port Phillip City Council in July.

Stand for Council (Community and Candidate Information session)

  • Date: Wednesday 31 July 2024
  • Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm (in person registration 6.00pm)
  • Attendance: In person or online
  • Location: Port Phillip City Council, 99A Carlisle Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
  • Registration details: Register via the MAV website.

This session can be attended online and a range of other sessions are also available, catering to general nominees or specific persons wishing to nominate.

Standing for Local Government Workshop

  • Date: Friday 17 May 2024
  • Time: 12.00pm to 1.30pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Registration details: Register via the VLGA website.

Youth X Stand for Council

  • Date: Tuesday 4 June 2024
  • Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Online via Microsoft Teams
  • Registration details: Register via the MAV website.

Local Women Leading Change Workshop

  • Date: Friday 24 May 2024
  • Time: 12.00pm to 1.30pm
  • Location: Online via Zoom
  • Registration details: Register via the VLGA website.

Women X Stand for Council

  • Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024
  • Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm (check-in commences at 6.00pm)
  • Location: Kingston City Council, 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham VIC 3192
  • Registration details: Register via the MAV website.

We recognise the benefits of a diverse range elected representatives to best reflect the rich diversity of people and cultures within our community.

As such, we are proud to encourage nominations from all members of our community, including persons who are from First Nations backgrounds, people of different ages, abilities, gender identities, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds.

If you require any additional support or information regarding nominating for Council elections, please contact 9840 9333.

Mandatory Training

Under the Local Government Act 2020, candidates must complete the separate mandatory training to be eligible to nominate as a candidate.  Access to the online training, along with further information, can be found at Local Government Victoria – Candidate Training.

For more information on the MAV Stand for Council campaign, please visit the MAV website.