So, you want to be a councillor?


Mandatory candidate training

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Becoming a councillor or even just running for election can make a positive difference to your local community. Queensland’s councils need councillors and mayors that reflect the diversity of our communities.

To run for mayor or councillor at the 2024 quadrennial election, you must complete the So you want to be a Councillor course within six months of the nomination period commencing, regardless of whether you are a sitting mayor or councillor, or whether you have never been elected before.

The 2024 local government elections will include elections for mayors and councillors in each of Queensland’s 77 councils.

Election day will be on Saturday, 16 March 2024.

Candidates must declare successful completion of the training on the official nomination form. It is recommended that candidates keep a copy of the mandatory training certificate, which is received upon completion. The reference number on the certificate can be included on the nomination form as proof of completion.

How do I access the training?

The Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning will visit Diamantina and present the workshop on SYWTBAC.

Join our face-to-face information session 

Date: Wednesday 15th November 2023 

Time: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Location: Bedourie Hall



workshops on SYWTBAC

workshops on SYWTBAC