Local Government Elections - 4 September 2021
Local Government Elections are held every four years. However, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NSW Government postponed the 2020 election for 12 months.
The Local Government Elections will now be held 4 September 2021.
As advised by the Office of Local Government (OLG), the postponement will not affect the timing of future council elections, and the subsequent ordinary government elections will still proceed in September 2024. (Circular Details: 20-25 / 29 June 2020 / A706318).
Elected Councillors in September 2021 will therefore serve a term of three years until 2024.
Becoming a Councillor
If you're passionate about what happens in your local community, becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and represent the interests of residents.
Wollondilly Shire Council will be coordinating two Candidate Information Sessions in June 2021. Registration will be free and attendance available in person or online.
Times and dates for these sessions will be published shortly.
For more information on how to become a Councillor, visit the OLG website.
Women in Local Government
The NSW Government is committed to inspiring and empowering more women to stand for their local community and nominate to run for their local council in the September election.
If you have a strong sense of community and are keen to make a difference in your local neighbourhood, then you should consider nominating for the 4 September 2021 local government elections.
For further details visit the OLG website.
Polling venues will be made available on the NSW Electoral Commission website. Residents are encouraged to check the website to ensure their enrolment details are up-to-date.
To find your Ward, search for your address on our GIS Mapping Tool under Adopted Ward Boundaries for 2021.
Key Dates for Council Election Candidates
|26 July 2021||
|4 August 2021||
|6 August 2021||
|23 August 2021||
|27 August 2021||
|28 August 2021||
|30 August 2021||
|3 September 2021||
|4 September 2021||
|6 September 2021||
|From 7 September 2021||
Expenditure and Political Donations
If a candidate wishes to accept political donations or make payments for electoral expenditure, the candidate must first register for the election. The registration of a candidate or group of candidates is a separate process to the nomination process that enables candidates and groups to be included on the ballot paper for the election.
The candidate and group registration period is open now.
A registration form must be completed and submitted directly to the NSW Electoral Commission up to 12noon on nomination day i.e. before 12noon, Wednesday 4 August 2021.
A candidate or group is registered once the NSW Electoral Commission has received and processed the registration form. The candidate or group is not permitted to accept political donations or pay for electoral expenditure until registered, or until nominated. More information on the registration process including registration forms can be found on the NSW Electoral Commission website.
Registration enquiries should be directed to:
- the Candidate Helpdesk telephone 1300 022 011, or
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're interested in becoming a Councillor, useful resources can be found on the OLG website: