Council Elections

Leading the way: becoming a Councillor

Are you passionate about your community?

Becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to 'lead the way' and represent the interests of local residents.

Energy and a ‘can do’ desire to make a difference are important qualities for Councillors.

You will be inclusive, approachable and willing to work across communities and make decisions that benefit and provide opportunity for the whole Murrumbidgee Council area.

Councils may be local in focus, but they’re strategic in outlook.

As a Councillor, you’ll also be willing to balance good local outcomes with sound decision making to bring about long-lasting community benefits for current and future generations.

Important qualities of a successful Councillor include:

  • Team player who enjoys working with others to make a difference;
  • Problem solver who is willing to make courageous decisions in the interests of the community;
  • Organised and able to keep track of different meetings, events, information and timelines;
  • Good listener who is interested in understanding the views of all community members;
  • Ethical, open and accountable; and
  • Respectful of community members, Council staff and other Councillors.

Nominations for candidates for Council open on Monday 31 July and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 9 August 2017.

Elections will be held on Saturday 9 September 2017.  Voting is compulsory for everyone on the electoral roll.

Before deciding whether to nominate, make sure you are on the electoral roll for Murrumbidgee Council area and are eligible to stand for office.   Reminder:  electoral rolls close on 31 July.

For more information about local Council election nomination and registration details, voting and key dates visit: NSW Electoral Commission at  or Office of Local Government at or the  olg election tab

This year’s local Council elections will be administered by the NSW Electoral Commission.

Nominations, including a completed Candidate Information Sheet, can be lodged with the Returning Officer appointed by the NSW Electoral Commission.

ECNSW Election Calendar

Murrumbidgee Council Wards Map

Murrumbidgee Council - Local Government Area Map

Stand For Your Community - Candidate Guide

Candidate Information Sessions

For members of the community considering becoming a councillor, a series of Candidate Information Sessions will be hosted by Murrumbidgee Council.
The sessions will provide an outline of what is expected of a councillor, including specific ro...

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Non Residential Roll

As required by the Local Government Act 1993, each Council's General Manager prepares and certifies the non-residential rolls. For elections administered by the NSWEC, following the preparation and certifica...

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