A resource for prospective candidates in Queensland local government elections
The role of a local government councillor is a demanding one. It requires knowledge of local government systems, an interest in people and a willingness to invest time and energy in serving the needs and interests of the local community. In many Queensland councils the role of the mayor or councillor is a full-time job.
The information in this resource will help you make an informed decision about whether you wish to nominate for election. In it you will learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a councillor and the key functions of local government in Queensland.
About this resource
The resources in 'So You Want To Be a Councillor' are organised into six modules. Each module is designed for you to work through at your own pace.
- Introduction - introduces the role of a councillor and outlines the skills, knowledge and qualities needed to succeed in the role
- Standing for election - focuses on the key eligibility criteria for standing for local government
- Local government in Queensland - provides information about the background and role of local government in Queensland
- Councillor roles and responsibilities - will help you to fully understand the roles and responsibilities prescribed for councillors
- Corporate and financial management - relates to corporate planning and the importance of councillors' roles in the planning process
- Working with your community - focuses on the important work that councillors perform within the community.
To find out if the role of councillor is for you, get started with the first module...