Victorian local government women's charter

We encourage greater participation of women in local government as councillors and senior managers in recognition of the ongoing under-representation of women in these roles.

As part of this effort, Victorian local government signed up to the three principles of the Victorian local government women’s charter.

Download the Victorian Local Government Women's Charter - Charter - 2002 (PDF - 61.5KB)

Acting on the Charter

Initially signed by the Minister for Local Government and presidents of the MAV, VLGA and the Women’s Participation in Local Government Coalition (WPILGC) in 2002, councils continue to formally sign up to the Charter principles.

Download the Victorian Council Endorsements List for Victorian LG Women's Charter - Mar 2015 (PDF - 75.8KB)

There are many ways councils can act to increase women’s participation in local government. Examples can be found in the links set out in the resources section.


Engage with us

For enquiries about the Women's Charter, contact:

Rosemary Hancock
(03) 9677 5520