The next NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021. Voting is compulsory.
Councillors are elected by their local community to represent community views on Council, provide leadership and make sure local needs are met. They achieve this by directing Council's affairs, allocating resources for the benefit of the local area, developing policies and reviewing Council's performance in relation how it is delivering services and other matters.
Being a Councillor can be rewarding because it provides an opportunity to:
- Make decisions that help people within the local community;
- Influence the long term, strategic direction of a local community;
- Learn new skills such as public speaking and advocacy;
- Work with a broad cross section of the community on a diverse range of issues.
More information (including information for candidates)
Local Government By-election 2018
Due to the resignation of Cr Austin Evans, Cr Pat Brown was elected at a by-election in the Murrumbidgee East Ward held on 10 March 2018.
Local Government Election 2017
Local Government elections were held in NSW on Saturday 9 September 2017
Candidates were as follows:
There was NO election in the Jerilderie Ward.
Mrs Faith BRYCE
Mrs Ruth McRAE
Mrs Angelina (Gaila) SMITH
Councillor Candidates - Jerilderie Ward UNCONTESTED
MURRUMBIDGEE EAST WARD
There was NO election in the Murrumbidgee East Ward.
Mr Robert BLACK
Mrs Christine CHIRGWIN
Mr Austin EVANS
Councillor Candidates - Murrumbidgee East Ward UNCONTESTED
There were six nominations for three Councillor vacancies within the Murrumbidgee Ward. The ballot paper order and successful candidates were:
Mr Phillip WELLS
Mr Gavin GILBERT
Mr Paul GOODSALL
Mr Robert CURPHEY
Mr Gordon BEAUMONT
Mr Allan STRACHAN
This year’s local Council elections were administered by the NSW Electoral Commission.