Stand for Council

The decisions of councils affect the lives of everyone in the community. Becoming a councillor is a great hands-on way to serve your community and positively influence future directions and outcomes for your municipality.

Councillors are elected by residents and ratepayers, and have an exciting and challenging role. They must be in touch with their community and balance community needs within a framework of financial accountability.

Standing for election provides a great opportunity to influence the future direction of the local community and help those who require support. It can be daunting and time consuming, but is ultimately rewarding.

If you believe you have the passion needed to improve your community, then explore what is involved in being a councillor, and consider standing at the next elections in 2020.

Citizen to Councillor booklet

Most of the information on this website about standing for council is available in a print-friendly booklet.

The publication contains an addendum reflecting changes to the Local Government (Electoral) Regulations 2016.

Contact us

For more information on becoming a councillor, contact us: standforcouncil@mav.asn.au.