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

Find out more information at a Candidate briefing session being held near you.

Information sessions for prospective candidates for the 2018 Local Government Election will be held during August and September 2018.

The sessions will include information about the Council and role of Elected Members.

A representative from the Electoral Commission of SA will provide information about the nomination process and conduct of the election. Candidates may go to any of the sessions listed below.

Sessions start at 7 pm and will finish at approximately 9 pm.  Dates and locations of the sessions are listed below:

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Candidate Information Kit

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