Council Elections

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.

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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

Visit the Electoral Commission website to see the results

Candidates were as follows:

JERILDERIE WARD

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

MURRUMBIDGEE WARD

There were six nominations for three Councillor vacancies within the Murrumbidgee Ward. The ballot paper order and successful candidates were:

Mr Phillip WELLS

Elected

Mr Gavin GILBERT

Elected

Mr Paul GOODSALL

 

Mr Robert CURPHEY

Elected

Mr Gordon BEAUMONT

 

Mr Allan STRACHAN

 


Councillor Candidates - Murrumbidgee Ward


For more information about local Council election NSW Electoral Commission at www.votensw.info  or Office of Local Government at www.olg.nsw.gov.au or the  olg election tab

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

Murrumbidgee Council Wards Map

Murrumbidgee Council - Local Government Area Map