Make the transition from citizen to councillor by finding out everything you need to know about standing for council and local government.
Could I be a councillor
You could be a councillor if you are:
- interested in improving your community
- 18 or over on election day
- a resident or ratepayer
There are some exemptions that may prevent you from becoming a councillor, even if you meet the criteria above.
About local government
Local government is the government closest to the people. It creates the foundations for democracy and accountability.
Local councils govern, provide services and advocate. Most importantly, they create opportunities for citizens to influence and participate in the democratic process and the decisions that shape our society and local communities.