Local government plays an important role in community governance. As a forum for local decision-making, it helps deliver the Queensland Government's priorities locally and regionally.
Information and resources for council officers to assist in developing best practice when working in council.Find out more
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For the community
Learn how your local government operates to serve your community and how you can nominate for council.Find out more
So you want to be a councillor?
By becoming a councillor, or even just running for election, you 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.
Councillor training and resources
Councils can sign up to LG Central to access resources to support local government in Queensland:
- Best practice guidelines
- Sample policies
- Training opportunities