Local council candidate resources

You can find out more about becoming a local council candidate by reading a candidate handbook.

Greater Dandenong City Council, Yarraman Ward by-election

Please read the local council candidate handbook and candidate information kit for detailed information on the nomination process.

Nominations open at 9 am on Thursday 1 February.

Candidate Helper is available to help you complete your:

  • nomination form
  • candidate statement
  • candidate questionnaire.

Go to Candidate Helper

Watch a Candidate Helper tutorial


Scrutineers are people who are appointed to observe election activities on behalf of a candidate. This includes ballot paper issuing and vote counting.

To find out more about the role and responsibilities of a scrutineer, read the following handbook.

Candidates must appoint scrutineers in writing by completing the following form:

Previous election handbooks

You can refer to handbooks from past elections to see what kind of information they provide.

These handbooks were correct when we published them. Legislation can change often so this information might be out of date.

Previous election handbooks