Election to be held on Saturday 4 September 2021
Please ensure your current details are up-to-date with the electoral commission as voting is compulsory.
Further information regarding the election including key dates for potential candidates to enrol is available on the NSW Electoral Commission's Website.
Find out more about the local government political system in Australia.
Record funding for workshops to encourage women to stand for election
The NSW Government has increased funding to $150,000 for women's organisations to stage a series of workshops for prospective female candidates.
This record commitment sees $50,000 awarded to Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW Branch (ALGWA NSW), in addition to the $100,000 provided to Women for Election Australia last year.
The workshops will be held in metropolitan, regional and rural areas to reach as many potential new female councillors as possible.
They will provide valuable information to prospective female candidates on how to run for election and the role and responsibilities of a councillor.
Details of Australian Local Government Women's Association workshops are now available online. You can also find out more on the Women for Election's workshop series. Information about the NSW Government's Election of Women to Local Government campaign can be found on the Office of Local Government website.