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.


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.


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.


Candidate for Bayside Council, Central Ward

Residing in Hampton, I am an electrician with a background in urban planning and public safety. I will stand for strategic development that supports the needs of all in our community.


Candidate for Bendigo, Eppalock ward

I have enjoyed living in the Bendigo area for more than two decades and raised my children here. I am concerned about the rapidly declining natural environment and I will stand for protecting our diminishing natural environment.


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 lifetime Glen Iris local and a volunteer with Boroondara Council. I’m passionate about social inclusion, sustainability and protecting what makes our area special – our open spaces and leafy streets.


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 Borough of Queenscliffe

I’ve lived on the Bellarine Peninsula for almost twenty years and I’m passionate about social and environmental justice. I will endeavour to improve the Borough of Queenscliffe as it exists now, as well as for many more generations to come.


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.


Candidate for Brimbank City Council, Taylors Ward

A Taylors Lakes local, I’m standing to protect our community’s environment. I love Brimbank and want to help contribute to the community's future.


Candidate for Brimbank Council, Grassland Ward

As a Brimbank local, I’m committed to the safety of our community. I’m standing for Council for social justice and sustainable development.


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 Ballarat, South Ward

I’m a Ballarat local and I love working in my community. I care about taking meaningful action on climate change and will stand for creating a fairer and more caring society.


Candidate for City of Casey, Edrington Ward

I am a proud Casey local, committed to listening to residents' concerns and taking action to have them addressed. I am standing for putting people before politics.


Candidate for City of Casey, River Gum Ward

A Doveton local, I will listen to your needs and want to learn from you, I want to know your issues. I will stand to improve social cohesion, harmonious living, integration and co-existence among the multicultural communities.


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.


Candidate for City of Melton, Coburns Ward

A Melton local, I love living in Melton's diverse and vibrant city. I am standing for creating new sustainable jobs and local economic growth.


Travis Matheson

Candidate for City of Whitehorse, Elgar Ward

As a Box Hill local, I'm standing for Council to ensure we have transparent and accountable governance. I value our diverse, welcoming neighborhoods, our Box Hill Community Arts Centre and our Community Houses. I want see our open spaces, parks and bushland nurtured and protected.


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

A Fitzroy North local, I have a strong desire to assist and strengthen my community. I’m standing up for those underrepresented by the Council.


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 Colac Otway Shire

A proud Apollo Bay & Otways resident, I have a strong commitment to strengthening and improving our community. This election, I will stand for social justice and a more environmentally conscious and sustainable Shire.


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 East Gippsland Council

I’m a Bairnsdale local and I love working with my community. I care about improving the provision of youth services and will stand to ensure that actions are taken to end homelessness in East Gippsland.


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 Frankston, South Ward

I’ve lived in Frankston most of my life and I raised my boys in our wonderful city. I’m passionate about our community and have long been involved with our local sporting and arts clubs. I’m standing to help everyone in the community have a voice on the future of their city.


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 Glen Eira Council, Rosstown Ward

A Glen Huntly local, I am passionate about local issues and ensuring that the communities of Glen Eira flourish. I will stand for people, the environment and for decisions that have a positive impact on the lives of Glen Eira residents.


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 Hobsons Bay Council, Strand Ward

I’m a Williamstown local and I believe in transparent and accountable local government. I care about improving the provision of public services and will stand to ensure that Hobsons Bay is as peaceful and dynamic as it can be.


Candidate for Kingston City, South Ward

I am an active member of the community, passionate about investing in people to bring out the best in them for our community. I am standing up for a more decent and fair society.


Candidate for Latrobe City Council, East Ward

A Traralgon local, I’m committed to a sustainable and socially just community. I will stand for supporting and advocating for more renewable energy.


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 Manningham Council, Mullum Mullum Ward

A Donvale local, I’m committed to a strong sustainable economy. I will stand for ensuring we have strong local and progressive voices on the 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 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 Melbourne City Council

As a resident of Kensington for over twenty years, I have a strong connection to the City of Melbourne. I am standing for social equity, political accountability and transparency as well as economic and environmental sustainability.


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 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.


Adam Pulford

Candidate for Moreland Council, North East Ward

I am passionate about a fair and inclusive society for everyone – I believe everyone should feel like they belong and have equal opportunities, including future generations. I will stand up for equality, education, meaningful employment and real action on global warming.


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.


Candidate for Mornington Peninsula Council, Red Hill Ward

A Mornington Peninsula Shire local, I am a strong advocate of environmental issues. I will stand for a sustainable Mornington Peninsula


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.


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

I believe in equality, a strong democracy and helping those in need. As a Nillumbik local all my life, I have seen the community prosper from advancing environmentally-conscious principles, and will stand for decisions based on long-term sustainability.


Candidate for Nillumbik Shire, Edendale Ward

I am passionate about strong leadership in local government, and creating communities that are both livable and sustainable. 


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.


Candidate for Port Phillip Council, Canal ward

An Elwood local, I’m committed to addressing the issue of homelessness in the community. I will stand for raising awareness of the need to take better care of the people in our community.


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 Council, Lake Ward

A St Kilda local, I am passionate about ensuring that St Kilda's heritage is maintained. I will stand for permanently protecting our historic landmarks from unnecessary development.


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, 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.


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 Port Phillip, Gateway Ward

I live in South Melbourne, on Emerald Hill. I believe Port Phillip has a bright and beautiful future and I will work tirelessly to make it so.


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 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 am a Stonnington local passionate about the environment and moving towards a more inclusive community. I believe in positive urban planning with a focus on smart, sustainable outcomes. Together we can make small changes that will have a large impact for future generations.


Candidate for Stonnington, South 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 Surf Coast Shire, Torquay Ward

I’m a teacher at Deakin University and a Torquay local. I’m passionate about the beauty of our surrounding environment and our inclusive community and will stand for open and transparent local government.


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 am small business owner and live with my young children. 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 Wodonga Council

A Wodonga local, I am passionate about youth and empowering communities. I will stand for building a more sustainable future.


Candidate for Yarra Council

A long-time Yarra local, I have a strong commitment to helping Yarra to become an exemplar of sustainable wellbeing and social inclusion.


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.


Candidate for Yarra Ranges Council, Lyster ward

An Olinda local, I love living in our diverse and vibrant environment. I am standing up for what matters in our community and bringing emphasis on harmonious outcome for long term stability. 


Candidate for Yarra Ranges Council, Streeton Ward

An Olinda local, I love the balance of our community between the quiet, natural environment and the bustling town centres. I will stand to improve services and create action on climate change in our community.


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 have loved representing and working with City of Melbourne communities since my election to Council in 2012. My work on Council focuses on building the strength of our communities, and their access to democratic decision-making processes during this time of unprecedented growth. I am keen to ensure that Council's decisions are always 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.


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.


Jenny O'Connor Greens candidate for Indi

Councillor for Shire of Indigo

Currently an elected councillor to Indigo Shire Council, Jenny works as a health professional in the primary health sector. A sixth generation Northeast Victorian and former small business owner, Jenny is well placed to comment on policy areas that impact on the well-being of rural people.


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.