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.