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Standing for Council in 2020

Residents considering standing for Council at the Local Government elections in October will have mandatory and strongly recommended online information sessions made available to them.
Detailed information on the mandatory sessions offered by Local Government Victoria is available at the link here.
Election candidates are strongly encouraged to participate in online information sessions offered by Warrnambool City Council in partnership with the Municipal Association of Victoria.
These online sessions will cover:
  • the role and purpose of local government;  
  • the new Local Government Act 2020; 
  • introduction to your council and information on the municipal area;
  • roles, responsibilities and expectations of a councillor; 
  • the experience of being a councillor; and,
  • The electoral process and campaigning including key dates and information provided by the Victorian Electoral Commission. 
You must first register in order to participate in one of the sessions.
 Details on the information sessions presented by the MAV is below.


Stand for Council - Community and Candidate Information Session 1

Date: Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm

Zoom Details:

Meeting ID: 971 8343 7593

Meeting Password: Warrnamboo

Registration Link:

Visiting CEO: Mark Dixon (City of Wodonga)

MAV Facilitator: Jan Black


Stand for Council - Community and Candidate Information Session 2

Date: Thursday, 27 August 2020

Time: 5:45pm to 7:45pm

Zoom Details:

Meeting ID: 981 4851 1957

Meeting Password: Warrnamboo

Registration Link:

Visiting CEO: Mark Dixon (City of Wodonga)

MAV Facilitator: Kerry Thompson


Mandatory Candidate Training

Local Government Minister, the Hon Shaun Leane MP, has confirmed that Mandatory Candidate Training for the 2020 Local Government elections will be delivered through a short online course to be released in the week of August 3. 

Under the new requirements included in the Local Government Act 2020, candidates must complete the Victorian Government’s Local Government Candidate Training course to be eligible to nominate with the Victorian Electoral Commission. This includes all serving or former councillors intending to nominate.

Local Government Victoria has developed the online course in collaboration with the sector: it will be easily accessible online and take approximately an hour to complete.

A link to the course will be made available on this page along with advice, FAQs, and more detailed information on training registration and data collection.

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