Love where you live? Consider standing for Council elections!

Published on 16 July 2020


As a Councillor you can make a real difference to the Mornington Peninsula.
If you are passionate about what happens in your local community, becoming a Councillor, is an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference and to represent the interests of your community.
You will represent the community with a responsibility for setting strategic direction, priorities and policies; engaging with constituents on their values and needs; debating community issues and monitoring performance to make sure the important issues are tackled.
Elections are held every four years in Victoria. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has 11 Councillors elected across six Wards.
Nominations for Council elections open 17 September 2020 and must be lodged in person with the Election Manager appointed by the Victorian Election Commission (VEC) by 12pm 22 September 2020. The Election will take place on 24 October 2020.
If considering running for Council elections in October must complete mandatory training, be an Australian citizen and be enrolled to vote in the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council municipal area.  
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, in collaboration with the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA), is hosting an interactive candidate information workshop ahead of the 2020 Council Elections.
The VLGA provides relevant, accessible and comprehensive training on the business of Local Government and the journey from community member to candidate and (potentially) a Councillor.
This free workshop will cover:

  • Roles and responsibilities of Councils and Councillors
  • Current issues facing local government
  • Candidate information for the 2020 elections
  • Campaign tips and tools


Both workshops will be a virtual session conducted via Zoom.
Saturday 8 August 2020, 1pm to 2.30pm
Registrations: click here
Monday 10 August 2020, 6pm to 7.30pm
Registrations: click here
For more information, contact: Christine Aslanidis 5950 1137

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