Standing for Council at the 2020 Local Government Election

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Stand for Council 

Victorian council elections are held every four years and give people an opportunity to influence the change they would like to see in their communities by standing for council.

On 24 October this year, Victorians will have the opportunity to elect Councillors who they think best represent, at the local level, their vision and interests for a better, stronger and more sustainable future.

Colac Otway Shire Election Office

Details for the Colac Otway Election Office can be found on the VEC website:

Nominate for Colac Otway Shire Council Election

Nominations for the Colac Otway Shire Council election is open until 12noon on 22 September 2020.

For information on how to nominate and to access the Candidate Helper, visit


Interactive Candidate Seminars

The three state-wide interactive candidate seminars which complement the information session video. The seminars will provide prospective candidates the opportunity to ask questions about the nomination process and the election. 

The seminars will be held on the following days:

  • 7 pm on Wednesday 9 September 2020
  • 1 pm on Sunday 13 September 2020 and
  • 5 pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020

Register for a seminar below:

The Victorian Electoral Commission presentation provides information for prospective candidates to find out more about the nomination process for the 2020 local council elections.

VEC Media Release - Monday 24 August 2020 - Call for candidates for the upcoming Colac Otway Shire Council election

For more information visit
For more information on becoming a Councillor and the role of a Councillor visit the Victorian Councils website

The Victorian local council elections will proceed in October as scheduled under a COVIDSafe election plan released on Wednesday 19 August 2020. You can read the COVIDSafe election plan on the Victorian Electoral Commission website.