50:50 by 2025 – watch this

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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 would tell other women to en-courage them […]

Your community, country and council #2

July 6th, 2017|0 Comments

IF YOU ARE an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander woman living in Victoria and interested in finding out more about your local council – read on. This is post #2 following our post #1 re 2 […]

GoWomenLG Campaign Tips

June 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Check out our VLGA Facebook group – More women for Local Government. GoWomenLG tips for 2020 elections are loaded every week. Get organised. You can start now. Search the group for “2020 campaign tips”.

Women candidates from […]

What did we achieve for gender equity in 2016?

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

GoWomenLG2016 Project co-funders and supporters, along with our key partners – the women of Victoria –  have made important progress towards gender equity on councils. Next stop 2020! Summary of achievements and what we need […]

Women in local governments – fact sheet

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Fascinating facts about elected women in Victorian local government

These are results immediately following 78 council elections in October 2016. Mayors are updated annually. Councillors numbers alter occasionally between elections but this data will remain the […]

2020 starts now – GoWomenLG

October 17th, 2016|0 Comments

2020 starts now! We have the evidence.  GoWomenLG2016 What we achieved,  What builds our numbers and diversity?

79 Victorian local government elections in 2020. Encourage a woman you know to stand for council or think about […]

Deciding – balance your act

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Deciding about what you will do? To stand or not to stand?

This simple tool helps you to look at your whole life and how much time you spend on each part of it right now.

It helps you work […]

Your Values

November 19th, 2015|Comments Off on 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 of Values.

A Gender Agenda

October 29th, 2015|0 Comments

NOTE:  Recent changes to the Electoral Regulations mean that NO indication of preferences can be lodged for for ballot packs mailed to voters  in postal elections. Ignore references to how to vote cards being posted to […]

Useful Links

October 20th, 2015|Comments Off on 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)

VLGA (Victorian Local Governance Association)

MAV (Municipal Association of Victoria) Stand for council

LGV (Local […]


October 20th, 2015|Comments Off on Preferencing

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 you can get a good […]

Campaign Fundraising

October 20th, 2015|Comments Off on 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 campaigns it’s good to think […]

Mentors and Critical Friends

October 20th, 2015|Comments Off on 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 the political environment

• raising your […]

Campaign Teams

October 20th, 2015|Comments Off on 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 to make a positive difference.

If […]