Local Government Elections

Under the Local Government Act 1995 (Act), Ordinary local elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October. Council members are elected for a term of up to four years. 

Nominations for the next ordinary election will be open from Thursday 2nd September, 2021 and close 4:00pm Thursday 9th September, 2021, with an in person election to be held on Saturday 16th October, 2021

Call for Nominations has been issued, and an up to date schedule of nominations is found here: Nomination Schedule

Further information regarding Local Government Elections, including the role of a council memberan introduction to local government, and conduct of local government elections can be found on the DLGSC website, as well as a link to the Mandatory Induction Course required to be completed by a candidate prior to being eligible to stand for election. 

Important Links:

DLGSC website

Mandatory Induction Course

Call for Nominations

Nomination Schedule


Council Meetings