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Are you passionate about your local community? Do you want to be able to influence change and ensure that community perspectives are heard? Have you ever thought about becoming a local government councillor?

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Local Government Division and Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) will be hosting a free forum for potential candidates from CaLD backgrounds to learn about the role and responsibilities of a local government councillor and how to become a candidate.

The forum will be introduced by the Minister for Local Government, Hon John Carey MLA, and feature a panel of serving councillors from CaLD backgrounds.

Session topics include:

  • the work of local governments
  • the role and responsibilities of local government councillors
  • what knowledge and skills are important
  • how to campaign and encourage people to vote for you.

The session also includes Q&A time to give you the opportunity to ask councillors about their experiences in the role and how you can become a candidate.

Live stream

This event will be live streamed from 6pm.

Becoming an Elected Council Member Forum live stream


Registration is now full, however if you interested in attending in person please email to be placed on the waiting list.


Telephone 61 8 6552 7300
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Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Leederville Office
246 Vincent Street
Page reviewed 10 May 2022