Welcome to Local Government Candidate Training

Training

Local Government Candidate Training is now open for by-elections in the Northern Grampians and Hindmarsh Shire councils.

Northern Grampians by-election

A by-election will be held for a seat in the South West Ward on 28 November 2020.

Nominations will open on 22 October and close on 28 October.

The training will be available until midday on 28 October.

Hindmarsh by-election

A by-election will be held for a seat in the East Ward on 5 December 2020

Nominations will open on 29 October and close on 4 November.

The training will be available until midday on 4 November.

About this training

The Victorian Government provides this compulsory training for Victorians who wish to nominate as a candidate in the council elections.

The training will help you understand the role and responsibilities of being a councillor.

Under the Local Government Act 2020 you will not be able to nominate as a candidate unless you have completed the training.

How long will the training take?

The training should take around an hour to complete.

Where can I get help if I need it during the training?

Help is available during business hours from your local council.

Find your council contact details.

Further questions?

Don’t forget to read the detailed FAQ available here.

Are you ready to start?

What you'll need

To register you will need:

  • a driver’s licence or passport
  • access to an email address.

Please see our privacy and data collection statement.

As this training is mandatory, there may be a time in the future when we are asked to verify that you did complete it. To do this, we ask you to provide the number of your driver’s licence or passport.

If you do not have a driver’s licence or passport you can still complete the training. Please contact Local Government Victoria, during business hours, on 03 9948 8592 or via email LGAct@ecodev.vic.gov.au

You will also need access to an email account. When you register, we will send a unique link to access the training.

If you can’t finish the training in one session your progress will be saved and you’ll be able to resume your training via the link.

We will send confirmation you have completed the course with the information you need to provide about the training when you nominate.

Page last updated: 13/10/20