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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

Registration to attend each session is not essential, however we would encourage you to register your details by completing the online registration form prior to each session.

Experience as a Councillor
Wednesday August 5, 2020 

This session was recorded. Watch 'Experience as a Councillor'.

Strategic role of Council
Wednesday July 1, 2020

This session was recorded. Watch 'The strategic role of Council'.

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

Non-resident Owner Application for Enrolment click here

Key dates

  • Close of the Roll Notice
  • Nominations open
  • Nominations close
  • Close of postal voting
  • Election day
  • Results declared by this date
  • *Check dates and times with the VEC



Non-Resident Owner Application for Enrolment

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:

Information Sessions*
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Strategic Role of Council - 1 July 6.30pm - 8.30pm (please refer to link below for location)
The Councillor Experience - Date to be advised
Council elections 2020 - Date to be advised

Strategic Role of Council information session

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