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 Local Government Gender Equality Advisory Committee.

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

LWLC - your campaign toolkit (2020 archive) - a campaigning resource for women

Online training (2020 archive) - videos supported by interactive online workshops.

Victorian Local Government Women's Charter
Now You're A Councillor - tips and advice for women candidates