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Women in local government

At the October 2016 elections 243 female candidates were elected across Victoria, representing 38% of all active councillors.

Maroondah City Council has endorsed the Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter as we recognise the need for increased women's participation in local government. 

About the Charter

The Charter supports three key principles:

  • gender equity: advocating the equal right of women and men to be local government representatives.
  • diversity: encouraging the inclusion of different experiences and perspectives in local government and community decision making.
  • active citizenship: increasing the numbers and participation of women in decision making so that our community demographics are more accurately reflected in local government. 

Find out more about the Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter.

Related links

Women in Local Government

Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government

Council elections

Victorian Electoral Commission

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