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Stand for council

standforcouncil.com.au

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.

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Why stand
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What's it take
*How to do it *What you need to know *Briefing sessions
 

 Listen to audio

 

Listen to Rob Spence, MAV CEO, talk about why you should consider standing for council. You can also download the audio file.

 

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