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Council Elections


An Election of Councillors for Lane Cove Council and a Poll of Electors on a question related to Council Amalgamations will be held on Saturday 9 September 2017.

Voting in the Election of Councillors is compulsory.

The Election will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission, with Ms Susan Davis appointed as the Returning Officer for the Election and Poll. Ms Davis will be located on the 2nd Floor of the Lane Cove Council Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove from Monday, 17 July 2017 with contact details to be provided when available.

Details of the Poll will also be provided when the Poll Question wording is finalised.

 Election Timetable

31 July 2017
  • Close of Roll (6.00pm)
  • Nominations open
9 August 2017
  • Close of Nominations (12.00 noon)
  • Close of registration for candidates and groups (12 noon)
  • Registration of Electoral Material (how-to-vote) commences
28 August 2017
  • Pre-poll voting commences
1 September 20217
  • Registration of Electoral Material i.e. how-to-vote closes (5.00pm)
  • Close of registration for third party campaigners
4 September 2017
  • Postal Vote Applications close (5.00pm)
  • Declared Institution Voting commences (8.00am)
8 September 2017
  • Pre-poll voting closes (6.00pm)
  • Declared Institution Voting closes (6.00pm)
9 September 2017
  • Election Day (Polling places open 8.00am to 6.00pm)
11 September 2017
  • Return of Postal Votes close (6.00pm)


Voting on Election Day is available at the following locations between 8am and 6pm:

Central Ward

  • Lane Cove Public School
  • Lane Cove Civic Centre
  • Lane Cove Bowling Club
  • St Andrews Uniting Church Hall - Longueville
  • St Ignatius Junior School
  • Lane Cove West Public School

East Ward

  • Greenwich Community Centre
  • Greenwich Public School
  • Lane Cove Public School
  • Lane Cove Civic Centre
  • St Andrews Uniting Church Hall – Longueville

West Ward

  • Meeting House (Stokes Street)
  • Lane Cove West Public School
  • Lane Cove Civic Centre
  • Lane Cove Public School
  • Lane Cove Bowling Club
  • Mowbray Road Public School

Additionally the following facilities have been appointed as Declared Institutions which Polling Officials will visit between Monday 4 September and 6.00pm Friday 8 September to assist residents of the facilities who wish to vote but are unable to access Polling Places:

Central Ward

  • Kamilaroi Retirement Centre
  • Longueville Private Hospital
  • St Columba's Retirement Centre

East Ward

  • Glenwood Nursing Home
  • Greenwich Hospital, Hope Healthcare

West Ward

  • Caroline Chisholm Nursing Home
  • Lynvale Nursing Home

There is no absentee voting in Local Government Elections (ie. out of area). However, there are a number of multi-ward Polling places at which you can vote in any Ward. Changes in Polling Places from past Elections includes the Meeting House in Stokes Street replacing Chatswood South Uniting Church.

Pre Poll Voting

Pre Poll voting will be available at Lane Cove Civic Centre (Cove Room) between 8.30am – 5.30pm, Monday to Thursday, from 28 August – 7 September and open from 8.30am - 6.00pm on Friday, 8 September 2017. Pre Poll voting will also be available from 9.00am - 5.00pm on Saturday 2 September.  


The Rolls for the Election have now closed.

Further Election Information

Council has engaged the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct the election, further information is available on the Commission's website.