Any personal information you provide about yourself or a third party is protected under the provisions of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

If you wish to nominate as a candidate in the 2020 local government elections you must provide the following mandatory information:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Valid photographic identification.

As this training is provided via an online module you are asked to provide this information through a short registration process. Registration asks you to provide “valid photographic identification” by entering the number from your driver’s licence or passport.

If you do not have a driver’s licence or passport please contact Local Government Victoria during business hours on 09 9948 8592.

This information may be used by the Department of Job, Precincts and Regions, the Chief Municipal Inspector or the officers of the Victorian Local Government Inspectorate or the Victorian Electoral Commission to determine your eligibility to nominate for election.

Registration also asks a number of optional questions. If you choose to respond to these question the information you provide will be used to enable Local Government Victoria to assess the level of interest of specific groups and to support suitable representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the future. By providing the optional information requested, we interpret that to be consent to collect the information and use it for the above purpose.

Your contact details (email address) may be used by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) or its contracted service providers under confidentiality agreements to engage with you about your experience with DJPR. This information may also be made available to the Minister for Local Government, and other Ministers.

You may access the information you have provided to DJPR by contacting Sharon Redmond, Project Manager, Legislation Implementation at