or find out more about all our candidates below.

Candidate for Lord Mayor of Melbourne

I am Melbourne-born and bred, with a deep love of this city. My vision for Melbourne is for a city that thrives economically and culturally, while leading on issues of environmental sustainability and human rights.


Candidate for Ballarat City, North Ward

I’m a proud Ballarat local and I care about creating an open, transparent and accessible local government. I will stand to ensure that everyone can have a say in decisions that affect our community.


Kim Henderson

Candidate for Banyule Council, Beale Ward

I grew up in the area and I love our vibrant and friendly community. I’m passionate about improving our local area and protecting our surrounding environments and green spaces. I will stand for a council that is accountable and transparent to residents.


Matthew Goodman

Candidate for Banyule Council, Hawdon Ward

I grew up in central Queensland and moved to Banyule a few years ago. I appreciate our welcoming community and wonderful surrounding natural environment. I will stand up for essential infrastructure, such as public transport, and accountable and transparent decision-making.


Peter Castaldo

Candidate for Banyule Council. Griffin Ward

As a Banyule local, I will stand for a clean and healthy environment and improved investment in essential public infrastructure.


Candidate for Boroondara Council, Glenferrie Ward

I'm a Boroondara local and I support the preservation of the trees and parks that make our inner eastern suburbs unique. I care about making Boroondara as fair and inclusive as possible and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Boroondara Council, Lynden Ward

I'm a Glen Iris local, a council volunteer and a committed advocate for my community. I’m standing to help make Boroondara as liveable, fair and sustainable as possible.


Candidate for Boroondara Council, Studley Ward

I’m a Kew local passionate about promoting community participation. I care about environmental sustainability and will stand for greater awareness of local environmental issues, social engagement and the development of sustainable policies and programs that support local residents, businesses and the community.


Candidate for Brimbank City Council, Harvester Ward

I live in St Albans and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community like Brimbank. I’m passionate about making Brimbank an even better place to live by restoring community services, protecting open space and making Council more open and transparent.


Michael Schilling Greens candidate for Cardinia Central Ward

Candidate for Cardinia Shire Council, Central Ward

Michael is a passionate local, who cares about the community he lives in. As an Emergency Nurse specialising in Paediatrics and having worked within the Cardinia Shire Council providing support to young people with a disability, Michael has a solid understanding of the support needs of families.


Candidate for City of Greater Bendigo, Whipstick Ward

I'm an Eaglehawk local having lived all my life in Bendigo and Eaglehawk, including raising my three children here. I love Bendigo's increasingly diverse and vibrant community and I stand for making our city as inclusive and welcoming as it can be. I care about progressive, open and transparent local government. I value Bendigo's unique status as a city within a forest and believe a healthy environment means a healthy community.


Travis Matheson

Candidate for City of Whitehorse, Elgar Ward

I’m a Box Hill local and I believe that sustainable development should be a priority in Whitehorse. I care about creating opportunities to enhance our vibrant and diverse community and will stand for ensuring open dialogue between all levels of government.


Candidate for City of Yarra, Melba Ward

I'm a Richmond local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making the City of Yarra as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for City of Yarra, Nicholls Ward

I’m a Fitzroy North local, committed to helping facilitate community action to address climate change. I care about creating open and fair leadership and will stand for creating a more inclusive government in Nicholls Ward.


Candidate for Darebin Council, Cazaly Ward

I'm a Preston local living with my partner and proud of my multicultural heritage. I care about making Darebin as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Kim Le Cerf

Candidate for Darebin Council, Rucker Ward

I’m a Thornbury local and enjoy being able to raise my young family in this vibrant and caring community. I'm standing to protect the liveability of Darebin and fight for much needed reforms to our planning system.


Candidate for Darebin, La Trobe Ward

As a former Darebin librarian, I know and love our community. I want to contribute to a Council where the community is heard and represented; development is for people, not developers; and make Darebin livable and sustainable for all residents now and into the future


Candidate for Deputy Lord Mayor of Melbourne

I’m a North Melbourne local and I love living in such a vibrant and diverse community. I care about making Melbourne as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Frankston Council, North-West Ward

I’m a Frankston Local and I’m passionate about protecting our diverse and vibrant culture. I care about making Frankston as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Glen Eira Council, Camden Ward

I’m a Caulfield South local, a passionate environmentalist and an experienced councillor. I’m standing to improve Glen Eira’s liveability, make our community fairer and ensure council does all it can to promote sustainability and tackle climate change.


Candidate for Hobsons Bay City Council, Cherry Lake Ward

I’m an Altona local and I love working with my community to create positive outcomes for the environment. I care about nurturing responsible town planning and will stand to create an open and accountable local government.


Candidate for Macedon Ranges Shire Council, East Ward

I'm a Riddells Creek local, passionate about seeing principles of long-term sustainability enshrined in Council planning. I care about providing an opportunity for all community members to realise their best and will bring integrity, compassion and vision to our Council.


Candidate for Macedon Ranges Shire Council, West Ward

As a proud Kyneton local, I am committed to a fairer and more inclusive community. I am standing to give a voice to those consistently underrepresented in the community to create a fairer, more accessible council.


Candidate for Maribyrnong Council, River Ward

As an active member of my community, I care about making sure that residents are involved in local decision-making and will work hard to ensure that Maribyrnong is as open and inclusive as it can be.


Danny Cash

Candidate for Maribyrnong Council, Stony Creek Ward

I’m a Kingsville local and I love living and raising my family in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making Maribyrnong as fair and inclusive as it can be and will advocate for more investment in essential infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians as well as reducing truck congestion on our local roads.


Candidate for Maribyrnong Council, Yarraville Ward

Having lived in Maribyrnong City for six years, I love raising my family in such a beautiful community. I care about making Maribyrnong as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Melbourne City Council

I’m a Melbourne local, passionate about climate change, equity and social justice. I care about improving public transport and will stand for making high-quality and efficient transport options accessible to all residents.


Candidate for Melbourne City Council

I'm passionate about both social and environmental issues, committed to ensuring that we leave the world in great shape for future generations. I have a long career of activism and community work, having been involved in many social and environmental campaigns over the past thirty years, and in recent years as the secretary of the Carlton Residents Association.


Candidate for Mildura Rural City Council

A proud Mildura local, passionate about regional and rural Australia, I am standing for a more sustainable future.


Candidate for Monash City Council, Mulgrave Ward

Deeply committed to democratic renewal, I will push the Monash Council toward higher standards of open access and collaboration with you – the residents – as real partners in local decision-making.


Candidate for Monash, Oakleigh Ward

I’m a Mount Waverley local, born and raised, and I love the diversity and vibrancy of my community. I care about making Monash as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Moonee Valley Council, Buckley Ward

I’ve lived in Moonee Valley for almost eight years, raising my kids in our wonderful community. I’m passionate about protecting the environment for our future generations. I will stand for a change to renewable energy through clean solar and wind technology.


Candidate for Moonee Valley, Myrnong Ward

I’m an Ascot Vale local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making Moonee Valley as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Moreland Council, North East Ward

A Coburg local, with a passion for humanitarian work, I am committed to social justice and human rights. I am standing to ensure that Moreland leads the way as a sustainable city, reliant on renewable energy and is an inclusive place to live for all residents.


Candidate for Moreland Council, North-East Ward

I’m a Coburg North local, living with my husband and young kids in the northern suburbs, where I was born and raised. I enjoy the livability of our community and will stand for prosperous small business - the backbone of our economy.


Candidate for Moreland Council, North-West Ward

I'm a Pascoe Vale local, having lived in Moreland for over 5 years. I am keen to give back to the community by representing the diversity in our community. I am passionate about building a stronger and more engaged multicultural community in Moreland and will stand for more transparency, accountability and responsibility within our council.


Candidate for Moreland Council, North-West Ward

I'm a local, passionate about our progressive and culturally diverse community. I care about promoting sustainable development and new clean energy initiatives to keep Moreland liveable.


Candidate for Moreland Council, South Ward

I'm an East Brunswick local and I love living in a diverse and vibrant community. I care about preserving our natural environment, supporting sustainable development and making sure walking and cycling is a safe and enjoyable option for everyone. If elected, I'll be a strong local voice for our community. 


Candidate for Moreland, South Ward

I'm a Brunswick local and I love being active and collaborating with people here in Moreland. I care about listening to constituents concerns and suggestions to create positive outcomes for the local community and the whole of Moreland.


Gary Homewood

Candidate for Mornington Peninsula Council, Seawinds Ward

I'm an Arthur's Seat resident that cares about our communities and our environment. I will stand to ensure council maintains an open dialogue with local communities and council initiatives and endeavours are of value to residents.


Gregory Gilbert

Candidate for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Briars Ward

I’ve lived in Mt Eliza for almost thirty years and can’t think of a better place to live. We have a great community surrounded by an amazing natural environment, but the future of our area is at stake. We have a council that is beset by infighting and inaction. I’m standing for a collaborative council that is transparent and accountable in its decision-making.


Elise Klein

Candidate for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Watson Ward

I’m a born and bred Mornington local and I’m passionate about community development and improving the environment. I will stand for accountability and transparency on council and ensure that development benefits the community, not just developers.


Candidate for Mornington Peninsula Shire, Seawinds Ward

I’m a Blairgowrie local, passionate about the environment and taking action on climate change. I care about preserving the natural beauty of the Mornington Peninsula Shire and will stand to ensure that the area is maintained so that it can be enjoyed for years to come.


Jay Smith

Candidate for Mount Alexander Shire Council, Castlemaine Ward

I’m a Castlemaine resident who is passionate about working with the community. I care about making the Mount Alexander Shire as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government. 


Candidate for Nillumbik Council, Bunjil Ward

A Nillumbik local all my life, I have seen the community change into the bustling modern urban environment it is today. I believe in equality, a strong safety net and helping those in need and will stand for sustainability and global environmental health.


Liezl Shnookal

Candidate for Nillumbik Shire, Sugarloaf Ward

I’ve loved living in the Sugarloaf ward of Nillumbik (Kangaroo Ground and St Andrews) for the past thirty-eight years and enjoy looking after my Land for Wildlife property where I built my home in 1989. 


Candidate for Port Phillip Council, Canal Ward

I'm a Balaclava local with a young family, dedicated to planning ahead for our community’s future. I care about promoting sustainable development, equal marriage, welcoming refugees and strong action on climate change.


Paul Leitinger

Candidate for Port Phillip Council, Lake Ward

I’m a Port Phillip local, committed to building strong communities, protecting our environment and our collective future. I will stand for creating more jobs in our local area, boosting the involvement of the community in volunteer roles and building sustainability projects.


Candidate for Port Phillip Council, Lake Ward

I’m a local and I’m passionate about community engagement, a safe environment and a thriving local economy.


Candidate for Port Phillip, Canal Ward

I’m a St Kilda East local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making Port Phillip as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Earl James

Candidate for Port Phillip, Gateway Ward

I’m a Port Melbourne local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making Port Phillip as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Port Phillip, Gateway Ward

I’m a Port Phillip local and am proud to be part of this vibrant and caring community. I’m passionate about making Port Phillip fair and inclusive for everyone and I will stand up for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Stonnington Council, South Ward

I'm a Prahran local, passionate about bringing people together to achieve common goals. I care about reducing our impact on the local environment, enhancing the amenity of our local area and responding to a changing climate with good policy. I will stand for building a more compassionate community, that thrives on diversity and embraces an inclusive culture.


Candidate for Stonnington, East Ward

I’m a Malvern East local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making Stonnington as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Stonnington, East Ward

I’m a Malvern local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community with a rich heritage. I care about protecting the liveability of Stonnington, and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Stonnington, North Ward

I’m a South Yarra local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making Stonnington as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Stonnington, North Ward

I am a Stonnington local and I am passionate about the environment, action on climate change and moving towards a more inclusive community. I believe in positive urban planning with a focus on smart, sustainable outcomes.


Candidate for Warrnambool

I’m a Warrnambool local, proud of our beautiful coastal city and passionate about protecting our agricultural land. I will stand to protect the Warrnambool area and our farmers from fracking and the environmental destruction it causes.


Candidate for Whittlesea Council, South West

I’m a Reservoir local living with my children. I have a small business owner and I’m a horticulturist by trade. I care about making the City of Whittlesea as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Candidate for Yarra Council, Langridge Ward

I’m a Collingwood local, committed to tackling our local concerns as one people working toward a sustainable and vibrant Yarra. I am standing for a more inclusive, diverse Yarra.


Candidate for Yarra Council, Melba Ward

A proud Richmond local, I am committed to giving a voice to all members of our community. I will be standing for a more inclusive and democratic Yarra.


Councillor for Ballarat Council, Central Ward

I have served on the City of Ballarat Council since 2012 and I’m currently the Deputy Mayor. I care about creating a more environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive Ballarat.


Rohan Leppart

Councillor for City of Melbourne

I am a proud Greens representative, and my work at the City of Melbourne focuses on building the strength of our communities and their access to democratic decision-making processes during this time of unprecedented growth, and on ensuring that Council's decisions are grounded in social justice and environmental sustainability.


Cathy Oke

Councillor for City of Melbourne

I'm a Kensington local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making Melbourne as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.


Misha Coleman

Councillor for City of Yarra, Nicholls Ward

I've been an elected Greens Councillor at the City of Yarra since 2012. I'm the Founder and Director of a not-for-profit based in Fitzroy which supports refugees and people seeking asylum and I manage a small business that provides services to charities, also based in Fitzroy.


Councillor for Darebin, Rucker Ward

I love being part of such a vibrant, diverse and progressive community. I want to make Darebin as inclusive and sustainable as it can be and will continue to stand up for open and transparent local government.


Matthew Kirwan

Councillor for Greater Dandenong City, Redgum Ward

I'm the endorsed Greens Councillor for Red Gum Ward, City of Greater Dandenong and running for re-election in 2016. I'm passionate about improving community development initiatives, increasing civic participation, retaining our regions unique liveability by increasing open spaces, and preserving local history.


Samantha Ratnam

Councillor for Moreland City Council, South Ward

I’m a Brunswick local and I love working closely with my community. I care about making Moreland an even better place to live that cares for people and the environment. I will stand for open and transparent local government.


Councillor for Mount Alexander Shire, Castlemaine Ward

I've lived locally for more than a decade and have served on Castlemaine Council on two separate occasions. I care about our community and will continue working with locals for better environmental and socially just outcomes.


Councillor for Yarra, Langridge Ward

I'm an Abbotsford local and I love living in such a diverse and vibrant community. I care about making Yarra as fair and inclusive as it can be and will stand for open and transparent local government.