Elections

Local Government is an elected system of government directly accountable to the local community.  All of the elected representatives, known as councillors, work together to provide good governance for the benefit of their local community.

    Council Elections

    Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council elections are held on the second Saturday in September every four years. By-elections are conducted periodically when a councillor vacancy occurs.

    The last local government elections in the City of Canada Bay were in 2017, following the State Government’s decision not to follow with council amalgamations.

    Councils can conduct their own elections or elections can be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission.

    To find out more visit the Electoral Commission NSW website

    City of Canada Bay Council Composition

    There are nine Councillors (including the Mayor). The Mayor is a popularly elected Mayor, with the Deputy Mayor being elected by the Council on a one year term.

    View the 2017–2020 Elected Council.

    2020 General Election

    The Minister for Local Government has postponed the September 2020 local government elections for a full year. This means they will now take place in September 2021.

    For further information, please refer to the information provided by the Office of Local Government.