Local council candidate resources

Local council elections will be held by post in Victoria this October for all local councils except Moira Shire Council.

You can find out more about becoming a local council candidate and the nomination process by reading a Candidate Handbook.

A handbook for the Melbourne City Council election will be available soon.


Candidates can appoint a scrutineer to observe election activities on their behalf. Find out more about appointing a scrutineer.

Learn more

To learn about the nominations process you can: