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Increasing women’s

representation in

in local government

Women make a difference

Promoting diversity

& social change

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If you care and are passionate about local issues, you can stand for local government.

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About GoWomenLG – 50/50 by 2025!

The GoWomenLG program is supported by The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA). It aims to encourage more women to run for Victorian local government elections.  In addition, the program aims to reflect the diversity of women in running, to prepare women to run good electoral campaigns, and to develop their knowledge of councils and good governance in preparation for the election.

The VLGA links local government, councillors and the community to build and stengthen local governance and democracy, and as a part of their mission are advocates for progressive social change. Learn more at

Latest News from GoWomenLG

50:50 by 2025 – watch this

The VLGA’s GoWomenLG2016 Project launched its short film 50:50 by 2025 on 27 July 2017. A range of women candidates reflect on their campaigning experiences and what they […]

City of Greater Geelong – women leaders needed!

Council elections are fast approaching for the City of Greater Geelong. There’s a great field of women standing in all wards. If you want to help a candidate […]


WomensCharter21 will see The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) working with 34 Local Governments around Victoria to help Councillors activate their commitment to the principles of the Local […]