Become a candidate at the next local government election.

Candidate guides and information

Review the Office of Local Government Candidate Guide (PDF) - all you need to know about becoming a councillor in NSW.

Please read the details under each step to see which steps apply to you and the relevant deadlines under each step. View the steps


Online webinars were held by the NSW Electoral Commission. Find out more

Key dates

Please refer to the key dates.


Candidate enquiries should be directed to: