Information and resources

Election resources for potential candidates.

Online candidate training tool

The Office of Local Government has launched a comprehensive online candidate training tool.

The interactive resource provides candidates with detailed information about running for election and the roles and responsibilities of councils and councillors.

It is designed to arm election candidates with the know-how to launch their election campaign and serve their community to the best of their ability if they are elected.

Online Candidate Training Tool

Office of Local Government

The NSW Office of Local Government (OLG) provides key resources which outline how councillors can meet their obligations. They will play a strong part in ensuring that you are fully prepared for the role and give the community comfort that civic leaders are well supported and skilled as they perform their duties.

Further information and guidance can be found a the NSW Office of Local Government and councillors webpage.

Being a Councillor - what you need to know

Stand for Your Community - Diversity Counts

The NSW Government is committed to inspiring and empowering more women and individuals from diverse backgrounds to stand for their local community and nominate to run for their local council at the September 2024 elections.

The Office of Local Government website has a multitude of information for those considering running for council.

Stand for Your Community – Diversity Counts - Office of Local Government NSW


Watch the video below to gain some insights on becoming a councillor from former Deputy Mayor Kay Hull.


Wagga Wagga City Council Code of Conduct 3.8 MB Download

Code of Meeting Practice 5.7 MB Download

OLG - Stand for Your Community Candidate Guide 2.4 MB Download