Nominate for Council

Are you thinking of nominating for your local council?

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.

Candidate Briefing Sessions

Information sessions for prospective candidates for the 2018 Local Government Election included information about the Council and role of Elected Members.

A representative from the Electoral Commission of SA provided information about the nomination process and conduct of the election.

Did you miss the session?  You can download and read a copy of the presentation given for the City of Burnside prospective candidates here Candidate-Briefing-Session.pdf(PDF, 976KB)


Information that you need to nominate:


Candidate Information Kit

All of the information that you need to know as a prospective Candidate can be found in the Candidate Information Kit.

The City of Burnside Information Kit

This online kit comprises useful information, specific to the City of Burnside, if you are nominating for council election within the City.