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Become a Councillor

If you are passionate about what happens in your local community becoming a councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents. Councils are responsible for making significant decisions that have a far-reaching impact on their community.

With community diversity represented on a council comes a range of perspectives and experience. The Office of Local has developed a range of resources aimed at increasing the representation of our diverse communities on local councils.


Click on the links on the right-hand side of the page to download these resources.

If you would like further information about becoming a councillor, you may wish to talk to an existing councillor in your local area or contact the Office of Local Government - - or phone 02 4428 4100.


For more information about registration, nomination, election campaign finances, voting and other election processes, as well as important dates and deadlines, go to the NSW Electoral Commission website at or  


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