So you want to be a councillor?

With the Queensland Government’s recent reforms amending the Local Government Electoral Act 2011, the introduction of the requirement for mandatory candidate training is to be completed by all candidates (including existing councillors) before they lodge their nomination with the Electoral Commission Queensland.

Training can be completed online at

The online training takes around one hour to complete and contains two modules covering the obligations of candidates and councillors.

Fact sheet and a candidate campaign checklist are also available on the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs’s website, here.