Stand For Council And Shape Future Of Manningham

Manningham 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 page. You can also get some further information on what being a councillor involves from our Role of a Councillor page.

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 – 8:30pm (in person registration 6pm)

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 – 1:30pm

Location: Virtually – via Zoom

Registration details: Register via the VLGA website

Youth X Stand for Council

Date: Tuesday 4 June

Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Location: Virtually – via Microsoft Teams

Registration details: Register via the MAV website

Local Women Leading Change Workshop

Date: Friday, 24 May 2024

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Location: Virtually – via Zoom

Registration Details: Register via the VLGA website

Women X Stand for Council

Date: Wednesday, 26 June 2024

Time: 6:30pm – 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.

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