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.

    2021 General Election

    On 15 October 2019 Council resolved that the NSW Electoral Commission will administer the 2020 election for the City of Canada Bay Council.

    Local Government elections in New South Wales are usually held every four years. However, the elections planned for 2020 were postponed for 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The next election for the Council of the City of Canada Bay will be held on Saturday, 4 September 2021.

    All City of Canada Bay residents on the electoral rolls will vote in the Council election on 4 September 2021. You can check if your enrolment details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission. Further information is provided below.

    Key information and dates

    Non-Residential roll: non-resident owners, occupiers and rate paying lessees can apply to be placed on the non-residential roll to be eligible to vote in the election. Applications to be on the non-residential roll close on 2 August 2021.

    Nominations for candidates: commence on 26 July 2021 and close at 12 noon on 4 August 2021.

    Postal voting: applications commence on 26 July 2021 and close at 5pm on 30 August 2021. 

    Pre-poll voting: commences on 23 August 2021 and closes 3 September 2021.

    Further details on pre-polling and polling locations will be released in future.

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