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2020 Council Election Administration

NSW Local Government elections are held every four years on the second Saturday in September.  The next election was scheduled for 12 September 2020. The Minister for Local Government has announced that the September 2020 local government elections will be postponed to address the risks posed by the COVID-19 virus. More information can be found here.

Local government elections are a vital part of the democratic process, ensuring local councils are accountable to their local communities.
Therefore, the decision to postpone them has not been taken lightly but is necessary to ensure the health and safety of voters, NSW Electoral Commission staff and election candidates.

For more information on Council elections (including how to stand for election as a Councillor) please visit:

Levels of Government
2020 Council Elections
Becoming a Councillor
Councillor Handbook

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