Council's Returning Officer is located at the Country Women's Association (CWA) Hall at 98 York Street, Tahmoor.
The Returning Officer is Kaylene Cuddy and her contact details are:
Ph: 4611 8440
Please contact Kaylene for any enquiries regarding the upcoming Local Government Election.
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 - 5 June 2021
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? Watch the recording at a time convenient to you!
General Candidate Information Session - 21 July 2021
Wollondilly Shire Council recently held a Candidate Information Session, covering the role of Council, Mayor and Councillor responsibilities, key priorities and future vision of Wollondilly.
Missed the session? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the recording.
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 December 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 December 2021 Local Government Election.
For further information, visit the Office of Local Government website.
To nominate as a Mayor or Councillor you must lodge a nomination form, either by delivering it to the Returning Officer or by using the Electoral Commission's online nomination system. Nominations can be lodged online from Monday 25 October 2021 and close 12 noon Wednesday 3 November 2021. Late nominations will not be accepted.
Nominating incorporates the following:
- Part A - Candidate details
- Part B - Nominator details
- Part C - Candidate information sheet
- Part D - Statistical information sheet
- A nomination deposit
Grouping of Councillor candidates on the ballot paper
Two or more Councillor candidates may form a group on the ballot paper, and where eligible, request a group voting square (box above the line) be printed on the ballot paper for the group.
In addition to lodging the nomination form listed above, these candidates must also lodge and Request to form a group form.
All candidates must pay a nomination deposit of $125 each to the NSW Electoral Commission. Where candidates also lodge a Request to form a group, the deposit is capped at $625 for a group of five candidates or more.
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 October 2021.
Contact email@example.com if you require more information about the non-residential roll.
Key Dates for Council Election Candidates
Key dates have been updated based on the recent Order to Postpone the NSW Local Government Elections.
The Local Government Elections will now be held Saturday 4 December 2021.
|29 June 2021||
|1 July 2021||
|25 October 2021||
|26 October 2021||
|3 November 2021||
|4 November 2021||
|22 November 2021||
|26 November 2021||
|29 November 2021||
|3 December 2021||
|4 December 2021||
|6 December 2021||
|17 December 2021||
|20 December 2021||
|22 December 2021||
|23 December 2021||
|28 January 2022||
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 3 November 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:
Local Election Work Opportunities
Expressions of interest are now open to work at the elections in September. Working at an election is a great way for members of the community to earn money, learn new skills and deliver democracy by helping people to have their say. There are positions available during the election period and on election day itself. More information, including position descriptions, pay rates, and the link to apply, can be found on the Local Government Elections website.