Our Council, Our Community - Becoming a Councillor

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Thinking of Running for Local Government?

The next Local Government election will be held on Saturday, 12 September 2020, therefore it’s timely to consider contributing to our local community and becoming a Councillor.


The Nomination Process

The NSW Electoral Commission provides an outline on the nomination process for Local Government elections as well as the necessary forms and fact sheets. visit www.votensw.info

Candidates and groups are required to register for the election with the NSWEC and appoint a person as their official agent before accepting political donations or incurring electoral expenditure. Registration and agent appointment forms are available on the NSW Electoral Commission website

Application to Register a Candidate Form - EF.729

Application to Register a Group Form - EF.732

Application to Register an Official Agent Form - EF.738




The NSWEC is responsible for regulating the political donations and election campaign expenditure of parties, groups, candidates and others. There are strict legal requirements that all parties, groups and candidates must follow when dealing with their election campaign finances. Parties, groups and candidates wishing to seek further information about candidate and group registration, appointment of an official agent or election campaign finances are advised to contact the NSWEC Candidate Helpdesk on 1300 088 942

To find out more about the role of a Councillor download the information pack in the document library.



Thinking of Running for Local Government?

The next Local Government election will be held on Saturday, 12 September 2020, therefore it’s timely to consider contributing to our local community and becoming a Councillor.


The Nomination Process

The NSW Electoral Commission provides an outline on the nomination process for Local Government elections as well as the necessary forms and fact sheets. visit www.votensw.info

Candidates and groups are required to register for the election with the NSWEC and appoint a person as their official agent before accepting political donations or incurring electoral expenditure. Registration and agent appointment forms are available on the NSW Electoral Commission website

Application to Register a Candidate Form - EF.729

Application to Register a Group Form - EF.732

Application to Register an Official Agent Form - EF.738




The NSWEC is responsible for regulating the political donations and election campaign expenditure of parties, groups, candidates and others. There are strict legal requirements that all parties, groups and candidates must follow when dealing with their election campaign finances. Parties, groups and candidates wishing to seek further information about candidate and group registration, appointment of an official agent or election campaign finances are advised to contact the NSWEC Candidate Helpdesk on 1300 088 942

To find out more about the role of a Councillor download the information pack in the document library.