Lismore City Council Elections 2021
The NSW Government has again postponed the September 2020 Local Government election to address the risks posed by COVID-19.
The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will now take place on Saturday 4 December 2021.
Lismore City's current councillors will continue to hold office until the rescheduled local government elections.
Lismore City Council is governed by 11 Councillors who are elected to represent the local government area (there are no wards or divisions) including a popularly elected Mayor.
The postponement of the next election will not change the future schedule of council elections, and the subsequent election will still proceed in September 2024.
Voting is compulsory for all enrolled Lismore City Council residents.
The election process is managed by the NSW Electoral Commission.
Information for people interested in becoming a Councillor.
Information for people wanting to vote as a non resident in the Lismore City Council Election
Information for people wanting to work at the Election
Apply to work at the Election.
Voting as a non-resident in the Lismore Local Government Area
You are eligible to vote as a non-resident in the Lismore Local Government Area if you are:
- an owner of rateable land in the ward or council area
- an occupier or rate-paying lessee of rateable land in the ward or council area.
Lismore's non-residential roll is prepared and certified by our General Manager, and the NSW Electoral Commissioner must confirm that the voters listed are eligible for enrolment on the non-residential roll. However, you are responsible for checking that you are eligible for inclusion in the non-residential roll for the council area when you make an application. We recommend you get independent advice if you are unsure about whether you are eligible to apply or not.
You can apply to be included on the non-residential roll by completing one of the forms below and return to Council by 6pm on Monday 25th October 2021.
Non-Residential Individual Application
Non-Residential Nominee Application
You can only vote once within a council area, regardless of whether you are enrolled on the residential or non-residential roll. For example:
- you can only have one vote within a council area, even if you or your company own, occupy or lease multiple rateable lands within that area.
You can enrol in any number of council areas if you meet the criteria for inclusion on their non-residential roll.
Eligible corporations can enrol to vote on the non-residential roll for a council area. A corporation is entitled to nominate a person to appear on the roll on behalf of the corporation.
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 byLismore 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.
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