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NSW Local Council Elections

The NSW Local Council Elections are currently scheduled for Saturday 10 September 2016.

Information about the NSW Electoral Commission or the general administration and conduct of elections can be found on our main site.

Information for Candidates

Candidates and groups must register with the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) before accepting political donations or incurring expenditure for an election.

All candidates and groups must appoint an official agent at the time of registration and notify the NSWEC of the agent's appointment. Registering for an election is a separate process from being nominated as a candidate for an election.

Candidate and group registrations are open now!

More information on registration

The following will be available for candidates from June 2016:

  • Candidate Information Presentation
  • Candidate Handbook
  • Nomination Forms

In the meantime should you have a candidate enquiry please call the NSW Electoral Commission on 1300 135 736.

Nominated candidates

Details on the Nominated Candidates for each District are available, along with their website and email addresses, if they have provided them for publication


How to Enrol for upcoming election events

Local Council Elections Results

Results of previous Local Council Elections

General Features

Reminder Service

Visit the Electoral Commission website