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.
To access the latest information on Webinars and Bulletins for Political Participants, visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.
Candidates are also encouraged to visit the NSW Electoral Commission website to ensure their electoral material adheres to regulation.
Our CEO, Ben Taylor, invites all candidates to meet with him in the lead up to the election. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Ben, you can contact:
- 02 4677 9526, or
Women in Local Government Forum - Saturday 5 June from 9.00am - 12.00pm
Wollondilly Shire Council, in conjunction with the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA), recently held a Women in Local Government Forum to encourage more women to nominate ahead of the upcoming Local Government Election.
Missed the session? You can watch the recording at a time convenient to you!
General Candidate Information Session - Wednesday 30 June from 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Wollondilly Shire Council is holding a general Candidate Information Session on Wednesday 30 June 2021. The session will cover the role of Council, Mayor and Councillor responsibilities, key priorities and future vision of Wollondilly.
Attendance is available either in person, online or if you're not available at all on the night, you can request to receive a copy of the recording. Simply register your details via one of the options below:
FREE childcare will be available for parents wishing to attend in person!
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 information, visit the Office of Local Government website.
Non Residential Roll
The non residential rolls provide people who are non resident owners, occupiers and rate paying lessees of rateable land within Wollondilly Shire an opportunity to have a say in who is elected to Council.
Non resident owners, occupiers and rate paying lessees can apply to be placed on the non residential roll to be eligible to vote in the election.
Applications to be on the non residential roll close on 26 July 2021.
Contact email@example.com if you require more information about the non-residential roll.
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
Electoral material rules and registration information can be found on the NSW Electoral Commissions website.
For an overview of the rules, refer to Placement of Election Signs.
If you're interested in becoming a Councillor, useful resources can be found on the OLG website: