If you wish to stand as a candidate in this by-election, nominations will:
- open on Thursday 29 September
- close at 12 noon on Tuesday 4 October
Prospective candidates can attend an information session at 6pm on Tuesday 27 September. This session will be held online using Microsoft Teams.
You can use any of the following devices to participate:
- any PC or Mac computer
- any smartphone
- any tablet device
Register for information session here.
You can join a Microsoft Teams meeting from any device, even if you don't have a Microsoft account. For guidance, visit Microsoft support.
How to nominate
To nominate you must:
- complete a nomination form
- complete the Victorian Government's Local Government Candidate Training. This free training takes about an hour to complete and you'll need to show that you've completed it within 2 years of Saturday 5 November when nominating
- make an appointment to submit your completed nomination form in person with the election manager. The election office is in the Community Room, St Arnaud Town Hall, 14 Napier Street St Arnaud and will open on Wednesday 28 September
- pay a nomination fee of $250.
The Candidate Helper application will be available online from Thursday 15 September to help candidates prepare their nomination and other candidate forms.
Candidate statement and questionnaire
To give voters information about background, qualifications and what candidates stand for they may also provide the following:
- candidate statement - a statement of up to 300 words
- candidate questionnaire - responses to questions about your experience and qualifications
- a photo.
This information will be publicly available.
Candidates statements, photos and questionnaires must be submitted before 12 noon on Wednesday 5 October.
Who can become a candidate?
To learn about the nominations process you can:
read about becoming a local council candidate
download a candidate handbook
By law, candidates must disclose donations and gifts they receive in the lead up to a by-election. For more information, visit the Local Government Inspectorate's website.