Information for Potential Candidates

Thinking of Standing for Council?

The next Council election will be held on 22 October 2016.  Now is the time to get informed so you can have your voice heard in 2016.

Being a Councillor expands your ability to influence issues that you care about, and to make a difference in your community. As the governing body of a local municipality, Councillors play a vital leadership role in creating and implementing their community’s vision.

By standing for Council, you will have the opportunity to work with your community, advocate and improve infrastructure and local amenities and build stronger and more engaged communities.

Nominations for the 2016 Council election will open on Thursday 15 September 2016 and close at 12 noon on Tuesday 20 September 2016.

Mildura Rural City Council will provide information to the community that may be useful to prospective Councillors through this site as it becomes available, in the lead up to the 2016 election.

Councillor Induction Program

An extensive Councillor Induction Program will be provided to successful candidates over the first few months following the General Council election.

This program is currently being developed, details will be provided over the coming months.

Information for Potential Candidates

Bulletin 1 - Key Dates(PDF, 93KB)

Bulletin 2 - Equitable Access to Information(PDF, 120KB)

Bulletin 3 - Unbiased Decision Making(PDF, 108KB)

Bulletin 4 - Electoral Advertisements(PDF, 96KB)

Bulletin 5 - Certification of documents by CEO(PDF, 97KB)

Bulletin 6 - Election Period Policy(PDF, 128KB)

More information for perspective candidates can be found on the following websites:

Victorian Electoral Commission

Becoming a Council Candidate

Municipal Association of Victoria 

Stand for Council website

Council Elections

Victorian Local Governance Association 

Go Women in Local Government

Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

About Local Government

Know Your Council

Contact Us

For further information about standing for Council please contact the Governance Unit on (03) 5018 8100.