How to become a Councillor

All you need to know about becoming a Councillor
Check My Enrolment
Becoming a Candidate
Sign Up for Election Reminders

Candidate nominations for local elections

Generally, the nomination process for a local government election is as follows:

Step 1: Familiarise yourself with the election processes and your legal obligations

Step 2: Register as a candidate

Step 3: Manage your campaign finances throughout the entire election period

Step 4: Nominate as a candidate

Step 5: Register electoral material (how to votes) to distribute on Election Day

Step 6: Disclose political donations and electoral expenditure to the NSW Electoral Commission

Please refer to each Local election for specific details.

Inside Local Government Article - Changes to Encourage More Women to Run For Council