MAV Stand for Council 2024

Local democracy hinges on the need for councils to represent the diverse needs and aspirations of our local communities.

This year’s council elections are an opportunity for Victorians to elect the candidates who they think best represent, at the local level, their vision and interests for a better, stronger and more sustainable future.

In partnership with Victorian councils, the MAV is delivering a number of information sessions for the community and prospective candidates. These sessions can be attended either in-person or online.

By attending one of these sessions, participants will be provided with information about:

  • Local government and the important role councils play for our local communities
  • The role and responsibility of a Councillor, Mayor, Deputy Mayor and CEO
  • The election process and candidate requirements
  • What newly elected councillors can expect soon after the elections
  • Councillor training and development opportunities

The sessions will be held at various metropolitan and non-metropolitan locations across Victoria, with interested participants able to register to attend more than one session, including outside of their municipality.

Details for the session relevant to Moyne Shire prospective candidates are below.

  • Thursday 27 June: Great South Coast Barwon – Host: Warrnambool City Council

Registrations are essential and can be completed here.

To support and encourage a range of diverse candidates the MAV will also be hosting a number of additional sessions for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, youth, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+ communities. Deatils of these will follow. 

2024 Local Government Elections

Local government, as the tier of government closest to the community, is where democracy starts.

In Victoria, 79 municipalities represent more than six million people. Each Victorian municipality is unique with populations varying from 4,000 to almost 400,000 people.

And local leadership is vital to support the wellbeing of local communities.

Committed, motivated and passionate people that reflect the diversity of our communities are encouraged to stand for council this year.

Every election, the Municipal Association of Victoria, as Victoria’s peak body for local government, supports councils in the election process.

Working closely with the Victorian Electoral Commission we provide resources to better understand the purpose of local government, what is expected of a councillor and the processes for getting elected.