Local Government Elections

2021 Local Government Election

Local Government Elections will be held on Saturday, 4 September 2021. General information regarding the 2021 Local Government Elections can be found on the NSW Electoral Commission website.


Potential Councillor Candidate Information Sessions 

Are you passionate about your local community and want to make a difference?

The Sutherland Shire has a strong and active community, and we are encouraging potential candidates from across the Shire to consider representing their local community as a Councillor in the upcoming NSW Local Government Election in September 2021. 

Sutherland Shire Council delivers a diverse range of services and infrastructure to support a high quality of life for out local community now and into the future, and elected Councillors play a critical role as advocates and decision makers.

Council is hosting Potential Councillor Candidate Information Session for anyone interested in becoming a Councillor. This session will provide information about the roles and responsibilities of Councillors and local government, an open Q&A session and the opportunity to talk to existing Councillors and senior Council Officers. 

Information session will be held at Sutherland Shire Council, 4-20 Eton Street, Sutherland, on: 

Wednesday 16 June 2021: 6:30pm - 8:00pm 

To register your attendance, or for further details, please contact governance@ssc.nsw.gov.au 

For more information about NSW Local Government election registration, nomination, election campaign finances, voting and other election processes, as well as important dates and deadlines, go to the NSW Electoral Commission website at www.elections.nsw.gov.au


Candidate Information

For information, please see the links below.


NSWEC Online Candidate Information Sessions

A series of online candidate information sessions will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) in the lead up to the 2021 NSW Local Government elections. The webinars will be held from April to August 2021 and will cover the following topics:

  • Election overview
  • Election funding and disclosure
  • Registration of candidates, groups, and third-party campaigners
  • Electoral material (also known as how-to-vote material)
  • Nomination process
  • Early voting and election day voting
  • Candidate workers and scrutineers
  • Counting and results

Please use the following link to register your attendance for the webinar sessions.

In addition, Sutherland Shire Council will be conducting two Pre Election Candidate Information Sessions, as listed above. 


Voting Information

For more information about voting, please select from one of the options below that will take you to the NSW Electoral Commission website.


Non Residential Roll

If you are NOT a resident, you may be entitled to vote if  you own, occupy or lease property in the local area as a corporation, business or individual, and you are not already enrolled to vote as a resident of Sutherland Shire Council. You must register with Sutherland Shire Council, and it is your responsibility for checking that you are eligible for inclusion in the non residential roll for Sutherland Shire Council when you make an application.   

How to enrol as a non resident

Read the below forms, and if you are eligible, please complete the appropriate form below and return it to Sutherland Shire Council by Monday 26 July 2021. 


Sutherland Shire Wards

Sutherland Shire Council has 15 publicly elected Councillors who hold office as ‘the Council’ for a term of four years, representing our five wards (A, B, C, D and E). To find out what Ward you are a part of, Ward Boundaries are available here.


Mayoral Election

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Sutherland Shire are elected by the Councillors from among their number. A new Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be elected by the Councillors from the Councillors elected for the 2021 - 2023 term. 

To read more about the 2020 Sutherland Shire Council Mayoral Election, and the Mayoral Election process, click here.



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