Women

The VLGA actively works to increase women’s participation in local governments as citizens, candidates and councillors. The VLGA plays an integral role in training and equipping women considering becoming a candidate in local government elections.

The VLGA also represents the local government sector on the Victorian Ministerial Council on Women's Equality (through its Chief Executive Officer Kathryn Arndt) and the Local Government Ministerial Women's Roundtable.

For analysis of the Gender Equality Act (2020) and the new responsibilities of the local government sector under the Act, click here.

Local Women Leading Change - our campaign for the 2020 LG elections

LWLC - your campaign toolkit - a campaigning resource for women

Online training - videos supported by interactive online workshops.

Upcoming training - gender-specific pre-candidate training. Regular workshops will resume after COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.

Victorian Local Government Women's Charter
Now You're A Councillor - tips and advice for women candidates
Tap Her on the Shoulder - our challenge to councillors

Women in Local Government Resources