Stand for Council 2024

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Are you interested in standing for election to Pyrenees Shire Council?

Local democracy hinges on the need for councils to represent the diverse needs and aspirations of our local communities.

This year’s council elections are an opportunity for Victorians to elect the candidates who they think best represent, at the local level, their vision and interests for a better, stronger and more sustainable future.

In partnership with Pyrenees Shire Council and other Victorian councils, the MAV is delivering a number of information sessions for the community and prospective candidates. These sessions can be attended either in-person or online.

By attending one of these sessions, participants will be provided with information about:

  • Local government and the important role councils play for our local communities.
  • The role and responsibility of a Councillor, Mayor, Deputy Mayor and CEO.
  • The election process and candidate requirements.
  • What newly elected councillors can expect soon after the elections.
  • Councillor training and development opportunities.


An information session will be held in Ballarat on August 8 (details below), with interested participants able to register to attend more than one session, including outside of their municipality.

To support and encourage a range of diverse candidates the MAV will also be hosting a number of additional sessions for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, youth, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+ communities.

To have a confidential chat about becoming a councillor, call Kathy Bramwell on 1300 797 363.

Visit the MAV's website for more information about the Stand for Council program.

Community and candidate information session - Ballarat

Date:               Thursday 8 August 2024

Time:               6:30pm to 8:30pm

Location:        Trench Room, Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street

Register here: or email