Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government Paul Lucas said the Department of Local Government and Planning will be running a series of local government seminars in Southern Queensland.


The Seminars will contain information on the obligations and responsibilities of councilors in the state, while also showing attendees how to go about applying for councillorship.


Mr Lucas said the ‘Intending Candidate Seminars’ were being held in a range of locations across Queensland, including three in Southern Queensland for the Maranoa, Toowoomba and Fraser Coast councils.


“This government is committed to ensuring we have quality councillors to represent local communities.”


To be eligible to stand for local government election as a councillor or mayor in Queensland you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • live in the local government’s area
  • be eligible to vote (you must live in a particular place for one month to be entitled to enrol at that address).

People interested in becoming a Councillor in Southern Queensland are invited to attend seminars at:

  • Toowoomba on 23 May 2011
  • Maryborough 7 June 2011
  • Roma on 16 June 2011

For information on seminar locations and how to register visit