Information for people interested in becoming a Councillor

If you are passionate about what happens in your local community, becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents.

If you would like more information about becoming a Councillor at the 2021 local government election on the 4th December 2021,  you will find some useful resources below.

You should also closely monitor the NSW Electoral Commission website and its social media channels for updates on the election, including information for candidates and groups.

Extensive information is provided on the site, including a useful 6 step guide to being a candidate

A number of candidate information sessions were provided by Lismore City Council earlier in the year and have now concluded. If you missed out on these you are able to sign up to candidate webinars hosted by the NSW Electoral Commission. Details of how to sign-up, including video recordings of previous webinars, can be found on the 6 steps to being a candidate page. 

More information can be found under Candidate FAQs or obtained by calling the NSW Electoral Commission candidate team on 1300 022 011 during business hours.

You may wish to talk to an existing Councillor or contact the Office of Local Government for more information via email or phone 4428 4100.

For more information about registration, nomination, election campaign finances, voting and other election processes, as well as important dates and deadlines, follow this link.

Office of Local Government resources

NSW Electoral Commission resources 

Candidate Handbook

Election funding and disclosure requirements

Information for people interested in registering as a Non Residential Ratepayer