Local government elections
Local government elections are an important part of the democratic process, ensuring that councils are accountable to their communities.
The local government elections were conducted on 4 December 2021.
The elections resulted in 1,259 councillors being elected to 124 local councils across the State.
The next local government elections will be held in September 2024.
The Office of Local Government has provided the below guides to assist local councils to meet their obligations before and after the 4 December 2021 elections.
Pre-Election Guide for Councils
Post-Election Guide for Councils, County Councils and Joint Organisations
Election related media releases
- Ratepayers spared election day tab
- The time to pre-poll vote is here
- Women get set to take local government
- Caretaker mode for NSW councils signals final stretch to elections
- Women zoom to the nomination finish line
- Women invited to zoom through glass ceiling
- Nominations open for council elections
- One week until nominations for councils open
- Local government elections postponed
- 100 days to go until voters have a say on their local council
- Budget support for local councils and communities
- Workshops to encourage women to stand for their community this September
- Supporting councils and communities doing it tough
- Equipping women to stand for their community
- Backing women to stand for their community
- New date set for Local Government elections
- Local Government Elections
- Action plan to increase female representation on local councils
- Encouraging women to stand for election to their local council
- NSW Government reduces the cost of council elections
Election related circulars
- 21-31 Post-Election Guide on key decisions and activities for councils, county councils and joint organisations following the local government elections
- 21-30 Pre-Election Guide for Councils
- 21-24 September 2021 mayoral elections
- 21-20 Postponement of the local government elections to 4 December 2021