How to become a Councillor

Local Government Elections  are held every 4 years with the election of 7 Councillors for Jerilderie Shire Council. The next election is scheduled for 2016.

Councillors are elected by their local community to represent community views on Council, provide leadership and make sure local needs are met. They do this by directing Council's affairs, allocating resources for the benefit of the local area, developing policies and reviewing Council's performance in relation to delivering services and other matters.

Being a Councillor can be rewarding because it provides an opportunity to: 

· Make decisions that help people within the local community;

· Influence the long term, strategic direction of a local community;

· Learn new skills such as public speaking and advocacy;

· Work with a diverse range of  people on a diverse range of issues.

The document "Becoming a Councillor" developed by the Department of Local Government and the Local Government & Shires Association provides further information on representing your local area at Council and can be found at:

http://www.dlg.nsw.gov.au