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NSW Local Council Elections


The NSW local council general elections will be held on Saturday, 10 September 2016.

However, not all councils are holding elections. Elections for councils affected by a merger proposal or under administration (this includes new councils and Central Darling Shire Council) will not be holding elections this year.

Voting is compulsory for all people enrolled in areas where elections are being held and fines apply for not voting, so it is important that you know if you need to vote.

Go to ‘Find my Council’ to check whether your council is holding an election. To be certain where you are enrolled, you should verify your enrolled address at ‘Check by verifying my enrolled address’. Elections for the newly merged councils are expected to be held in 2017. For more information on the amalgamation process, please visit the NSW government’s council merger website.

The election information above is © State of New South Wales through the office of New South Wales Electoral Commission.

How to vote Liberal in your Local Election

Pre-poll voting is now open.

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