Nominate for Council

Are you thinking of nominating for your local council?  The next local government elections will be held in 2022.

A person must be on the Council voters' roll to be eligible to stand as a candidate in local government elections.

Anyone can stand for election as a council member, either mayor or councillor, if they are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • have been a member of a council between 5 May 1997 and 1 January 2000
  • an elector for the area
  • or the nominee for a body corporate or a group which has its name on the voters roll for the area.

 A person will be ineligible if they:

  • are a State or Commonwealth parliamentarian
  • are an undischarged bankrupt
  • are disqualified from holding office by a court order
  • are an employee of the council for which you are considering nominating
  • are a candidate for office as a council member in another council area; or
  • have been sentenced to imprisonment and are, or could become, liable to serve the sentence or the remainder of the sentence.