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Your Values

As you decide what to do about standing for council, put some thought into what your values are and how you can describe them to others. Here’s a List […]

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Useful Links

The following online resources may be useful to prospective candidates.

A Gender Agenda 5th edition 2015 eBook available soon.

VEC (Victorian Electoral Commission)  http://www.vec.vic.gov.au/

VLGA (Victorian Local Governance Association)  


The aim of an effective campaign is to attract as many first preference or “number 1” votes as you can. Your main aim is to communicate with your voters. If […]

Campaign Fundraising

No matter how little or how much you have to spend on your campaign, both a budget and a plan to raise funds are really important. As with all good […]

Mentors and Critical Friends

A mentor is someone who is more experienced helping someone with less experience. Many women have more than one mentor in their lives. A campaign mentor could help with:

• understanding […]

Campaign Teams

Every woman candidate needs a campaign team. Recognise that it is not about you personally but about you as the candidate standing up for and with others in the community […]