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Local Government Elections Education

Local Government Elections Education

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Local Government Elections

in Tasmania


Election Awareness Online, Streaming and TV Ad:

A small part of the Commission's awareness campiagn to tell electors when and how to vote to have their say.

Hare-Clark explained

Enjoy this animation - a light-hearted look at the Hare-Clark electoral system.

'Ballot of Power'

Watch this animation about postal voting in Tasmanian local government elections.

Candidate Handbook

An easy to read handbook that we provide to candidates in the elections.

You might find some interesting information in there about the rules around campaign signs, and how much money candidates are allowed to spend.

Local Government Areas Map

3 Levels Government


'Who Decides?' game

Interactive game created by the Victorian Electoral Commission.

Note - Victoria separates responsibilities a little differently to Tasmania.

Who Represents You?

Use this simple search tool to learn who currently represents you at each level of government.

'Snapshots of Parliament Video'

A short animated overview of the 3 levels of government in Australia, courtesy of the  Parliamentary Education Office, Canberra.

Active Citizenship


'Save our Bridge' game

(use your Scootle Login)

'Improve our Town' game

(use your Scootle Login)

Resources for


Mock Postal Ballot Kits

Excellent hands-on resource, complete with mini post box/es!

Email now with the number of students, grade level/s and a postal address and we'll send you as many kits as you need!

Authentic Ballot Paper Generator

Easy to use spreadsheet that lets you generate ballot papers for a mock Local Government election, or for your SRC or other student election. Used in conjunction with the above kits, this gives students a rich, tangible experience of democracy.
Hint - enable macros when prompted - this unlocks the Robson Rotation to give you a genuine feel for the way ballot papers are produced.

'Playground Rules'

An online interactive game that looks at conflict resolution in the playground in the beginning years of school. The Learning Federation ID No L949.

'I Think'

An amazing animated video of a group of Australian children discussing what community is and means to them. The Learning Federation ID No R6076.

'What is Local Government?'

Information page outlining the roles and responsibilities of local governments in Tasmania.

'Local Government Act 1993'

The Tasmanian Law that local governments operate under.

'Local Government Services & Joining In'

Teaching activity outline.

'Tax, Super and You'

Comprehensive education site about Taxation and Super. Look our for Activity A4.2, an interactive exploring how the 3 levels of government raise and spend revenue.


Information page outlining what being a Councillor means.

LGAT Councillor Resource Kit

Kit produced by LGAT for intending candidates.

2018 Election Website

You'll find links to media releases, handbooks, forms and more

Vote Alert

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