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
- Process for becoming a candidate
- Information about political parties
- Information for third party campaigners
- Information for political donors
Online webinars were held by the NSW Electoral Commission. Find out more
Please refer to the key dates.
Candidate enquiries should be directed to: