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Council by-election


An Information Session will be held for candidates considering nominating for the February By-Election (16 February 2019) on THURSDAY 10 JANUARY 2019 in the Council Chambers at 6.00PM

Nominations for this By-Election OPEN on 7 January 2019 and CLOSE at 12 noon on 16 January 2019. Nominations will be received by an Electoral Commission representative working from the lobby of the Council Administration Office - 1 Benerembah St from this date.

Candidates can also find information about registering and nominating as a candidate at:

(All key dates on the Electoral Commission website are correct for this By-Election)

Information about being a candidate and becoming a Councillor can be found here:

Download a copy of Stand for your Community - Candidate Guide here: 

(Please note that key dates mentioned on the attached clip and Office of Local Government website DO NOT apply to this By-Election)

Council by-election Saturday 16 February 2019

If you have the right to vote in federal or State elections, you also have the right to be enrolled as an elector at a local government election in the ward or council area you live in. When you enrol to vote, you will automatically be included on the residential roll for the ward or council area you live in. You must vote in local government elections in the ward or council area you live in.

Work at an election in 2019 

The NSW Electoral Commission is encouraging people to apply to work at the NSW State election. For more information go to