Requirement for Elections

Under the Local Government Act 1995 (Act), Ordinary local elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October. Council members are elected for a term of up to four years.

The most recent Ordinary elections were held in October 2019, and the next elections will be held on 16 October 2021.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has key information relating to ordinary local elections available here: