Local Government elections

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The NSW Government has postponed the September local government elections for 12 months to September 2021.

This page will be reactivated closer to that date.



Stand for your community and work with us.

It is now less than 12 months out from the 2021 local government elections and we're hoping to encourage a diverse range of people to put their hand up to work with us.

In coming months we will be sharing the results of the survey and announcing how Council will respond to the needs of potential candidates, including information kits and pre-selection sessions.

To learn more and stay informed:

  • subscribe to receive emailed project updates (right of page),
  • read the frequently asked questions page and use the handy hyperlinks,
  • ask staff a question of your own online, or
  • contact the Community Engagement Coordinator via engagement@wsc.nsw.gov.au or (02) 4868 0861.

The NSW Government has postponed the September local government elections for 12 months to September 2021.

This page will be reactivated closer to that date.



Stand for your community and work with us.

It is now less than 12 months out from the 2021 local government elections and we're hoping to encourage a diverse range of people to put their hand up to work with us.

In coming months we will be sharing the results of the survey and announcing how Council will respond to the needs of potential candidates, including information kits and pre-selection sessions.

To learn more and stay informed:

  • subscribe to receive emailed project updates (right of page),
  • read the frequently asked questions page and use the handy hyperlinks,
  • ask staff a question of your own online, or
  • contact the Community Engagement Coordinator via engagement@wsc.nsw.gov.au or (02) 4868 0861.

  • Postponement of 2020 elections

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    MEDIA RELEASE | 31 March 2020

    EXCERPT:

    ... this year’s Local Government Elections will now be postponed until 2021. The OLG has advised that all Local Government Elections are to be held at a time to be determined by the Minister for Local Government which is likely to be sometime between late March 2021 and 31 December 2021.

    Following the postponement of this year’s election until next year, we’ll then revert to the normal schedule and the following Local Government Elections will be held in September 2024. Read more.

    MEDIA RELEASE | 12 June 2020

    EXCERPT:

    The NSW Government today announced that the local government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September 2021.

    It follows the decision to postpone the September 2020 council elections for 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of candidates, voters and NSW Electoral Commission staff.

    Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said current councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until the rescheduled local government elections are held on 4 September 2021. Read more.


  • Surveys are now closed

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    Thanks for your interest! The surveys have closed and we are now crunching the numbers and considering the feedback provided. Stay tuned by subscribing to project updates.

  • Ever thought about running for a position on Wingecarribee Shire Council?

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    Did you do it? What motivated or stopped you? Are you considering it?

    It is now less than 12 months out from the 2020 local government elections and we're hoping to encourage a diverse range of people to put their hand up to work with us.

    To kick this project off we're doing some research... looking for information from the community to determine what interests them about the councillor role, the barriers they face and ways we can help potential candidates.

    Complete a survey by 5pm, Wednesday 13 November 2019.

    In coming months we will be sharing the results of the survey and announcing how Council will respond to the needs of potential candidates, including information kits and pre-election information sessions.