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Council elections 2020

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Council Elections 2020

Have you thought about being a Councillor?

Being a Councillor is a rewarding challenge  one which requires commitment, responsibility and accountability.

Many people in our local communities provide strong and strategic leadership. Local government can perform at its peak and make informed decisions when communities are represented by a diverse group of leaders. Diversity comes in many forms including backgrounds, experiences, culture, age and gender.

There are some eligibility requirements; you need to be an Australian citizen, at least 18 years of age on election day and enrolled to vote in the municipality you plan to stand in.

The Council elections take place in October this year. 

If you want to be involved in the future of your community, and are willing to learn and participate, then you should explore what it takes to be a Councillor. 

The City is hosting a series of information sessions in the lead up to October.

Information sessions

The City’s planned information sessions for potential election candidates have been suspended to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The City is investigating ways to deliver these sessions online, and further details will be provided once a decision has been made.

The strategic role of Local Government- March 10, 2020

This session was recorded. Watch 'The strategic role of Local Government' .

Local Women Leading Change online workshops 

The Victorian Local Governance Association is hosting a number of free online workshops for women considering running for local government. 

To register for the workshops, please visit the VLGA website

Key dates

  • Nominations open
  • Nominations close
  • Close of postal voting
  • Election day
  • Results declared by this date

Election 2020


Ever thought about becoming a Councillor?

The City of Greater Bendigo is hosting a series of information sessions to explain the role, what to expect and how to become a Councillor. Each information session has a specific focus and you are invited to attend one, some or all of them. Just select the session you want to attend and provide your contact details in the form below:

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Strategic role of Local Government. Tuesday 10 March 2020 12.30-1.30pm. Bendigo Library
The Councillor Experience. Tuesday 14 April, 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Bendigo Library
Council elections 2020
Local Government in Greater Bendigo
Future directions for Council 2020/2021
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