Local Government Elections
Council elections have been postponed to 4 September 2021.
To provide certainty to councils, communities and potential candidates, the NSW Government has made the decision to postpone the September local government elections in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
The decision to postpone the elections is necessary to ensure the health and safety of voters, NSW Electoral Commission staff and election candidates. It follows Parliament passing amendments to the Local Government Act to provide the Minister with the power to postpone the elections for 12 months.
Current councillors and popularly elected mayors will continue to hold their civic offices until the rescheduled local government elections are held.
The postponement of the next elections will not change the future schedule of council elections, and the subsequent elections will still proceed in September 2024.
The Office of Local Government has issued a circular to provide further information to councils.
If you are passionate about what happens in your local community becoming a councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents.