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Council Elections


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.

Find out more about the local government political system in Australia. 

Latest News: Candidate Briefings and ALGWA Forum

Free Local Forum for Female Candidates - Saturday 17 April

Prospective female candidates interested in running for the September 2021 Council elections are encouraged to attend a special event hosted in Lane Cove by the Australian Local Government Women's Association NSW Branch (ALGWA NSW).

From 9:00am - 12noon on Saturday 17 April, interested community members from across the region can receive valuable information on how to run for election and the role and responsibilities of a Councillor. Lane Cove Mayor, Clr Pam Palmer, will be in attendance along with ALGWA President Clr Cassandra Coleman. Following the presentation ALGWA NSW Executive members will be available for a Q&A session and to share their knowledge and support for women interested in standing for Local Government Elections. Women from all local government areas are welcome to attend.

Registration is essential to assist with catering - light lunch provided. If you cannot attend in person but wish to access the livestream of the event, please register for the virtual ticket.

Saturday 17 April, 9:00am - 12noon

Terrace Function Room, LG Level, Lane Cove Community Hub

1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove

Book online to attend in-person or to request a virtual ticket.

RSVPs close 5:00pm Friday 16 April.

Free parking for up to 3 hours available at Little Street Car Park.

This venue is accessible with wheelchair access and a hearing loop.

Details of other Australian Local Government Women's Association workshops are 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.

Do you have an interest in representing your community?

A Candidate Briefing for anyone interested in becoming a Councillor is being held in Hunters Hill on Thursday 27 May 2021 from 6:00pm. It is designed to enable those interested in becoming a Councillor to gain a better understanding of the role and responsibilities as an elected member of Council.

If you are interested in attending please revisit this page prior to the event to confirm any registration details required.

Further information regarding the election including key dates for potential candidates to enrol is available on the NSW Electoral Commission's Website.