State Election 2022

Vote for Communities

A composite photo of the themes

About the campaign

The upcoming State election, to be held on Saturday 26 November, is an opportunity for the MAV to continue to highlight the importance of an effective local government sector and encourage councils to take similar messages to their communities across the state.

In the lead up to this year’s state election, we are highlighting the opportunities to work respectfully with local government.

This campaign aligns with the MAV Strategy 2021-2025, which was adopted by the MAV’s State Council in May 2021.

The key themes and priority issues for the campaign are:

Economically sound councils

  • Key issues: COVID-19 recovery for communities and councils; financial capacity

Healthy, diverse and thriving communities

  • Key issues: Supporting our young families and senior Victorians; housing

Well-planned, connected and resilient built environment

  • Key issues: Planning and building; community resilience and emergency management; infrastructure & transport

Changing climate and a circular economy

  • Key issues: Sustainability & Climate Change

Sector capability and good governance

  • Key issues: Democracy in action

Effective and responsive MAV

  • Key issues: State-Local government relations

State Election Campaign document

The campaign asks are fully documented in State Election Platform (PDF 4MB) or State Election Platform (Word - 34KB).

State Election media release

We published a media release about our campaign that you can read at Make this Election Count: Vote for Communities or download the Make this Election Count: Vote for Communities (PDF - 120KB).

Why it’s important?

The 2022 Victorian State Election provides a unique opportunity for local government to come together and ensure the delivery of more positive outcomes for councils and communities.

It is imperative that the next State Government – no matter its stripes – understands and acts on the needs of communities through their local councils.

We strongly believe that government needs to focus on getting back to making decisions not just on the cost of living, but also the quality of living.

Join the campaign

Now is the time to get involved. Our state election campaign will need the support of councils across the state to ensure our voice is collectively as powerful as possible.

Councils are encouraged to participate in the “Vote for Communities campaign”.

Download campaign resources from the MAV extranet including media release template, letter to MP template and social media guide (MAV members only, sign-in or join our Extranet with your "" email address to access).

Help spread the #voteforcommunities message on your own social pages.