Local Governement Elections 2020 Information

Council Elections

Council elections are conducted every four years on the fourth Saturday in October. The next general election for Local Government will be held on 24 October 2020.


Voting in Local Government elections is compulsory for anyone enrolled to vote. If you are unsure if you are enrolled to vote or your address has recently changed, it is important to check or update your details by going to the Victorian Electoral Commission website. Alternatively, you can contact the Victorian Electoral Commission on 131 832.

Mandatory Local Government Training

Mandatory Local Government Candidate Training for the 2020 Local Government elections will be delivered through a short online course. The link to access these resources will be available from the week commencing 10 August 2020 and you will be able to access those resources at Local Government Victoria

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, the course will take approximately an hour to complete.

If you are unable to access or need assistance to access the online training, please contact Ararat Rural City Council via the phone number or email address below.

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