Information for Potential Candidates

Thinking of Standing for Council?

The next Council election will be held on 24 October 2020.  Now is the time to get informed so you can have your voice heard in 2020.

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 2020 Council election will close at 12 noon on Tuesday 22 September 2020.

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 2020 election.

Council Meetings

Have you thought about attending an upcoming Council Meeting? Council Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month starting at 5.30pm, perspective candidates are encouraged to attend a Council Meeting.

Further information in relation to Council Meetings can be found here

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.

For the information of potential candidates, below is a copy of the 2016 Councillor Induction Program.

Link to Program(PDF, 346KB)

Information for Potential Candidates

Bulletins and further information will be provided here over the coming months.

Candidate Information and Training Sessions 2020

A range of information and training sessions will be available to perspective candidates over the coming months. Information for all sessions will be included here.

Victorian Local Governance Association

Candidate information Session

5.30pm, Thursday 14 May 2020

This session will be delivered online via Zoom

Training information available here


Victorian Local Governance Association

Local Women Leading Change - 2020 women's candidate training

Committee Room, Deakin Avenue Council Office

76 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

11am, Saturday 20 June 2020

Training information available here


Mildura Rural City Council will also be offering several information sessions which focus on what being a Councillor means for you as part of Mildura Rural City Council.

MRCC Candidate Information Session

Committee Room, Deakin Avenue Council Office

12noon, Friday 17 July 2020


MRCC Candidate Information Session

Committee Room, Deakin Avenue Council Office

6pm, Thursday 23 July 2020


MRCC Candidate Information Session - Ouyen

Ouyen Service Centre

5.30pm, Thursday 30 July 2020

Please noted RSVP is required for the session in Ouyen

Please RSVP to:

Charmaine Calis, Governance & Risk Coordinator

(03) 5018 8103

RSVP by 5pm, Monday 27 July 2020


Further Information

More information for prospective candidates can be found on the following websites.

Victorian Electoral Commission Becoming a Council Candidate 
  Candidate and Parties
Vic Councils Stand for Council website
Victorian Local Governance Association Local Women Leading Change
  Now you are a Councillor
  Your campaign toolkit
Know Your Council Know your Council website
  Council Elections