How do I run for council?

To run for council you must register and nominate as a candidate.

There are several steps in this process, and a number of official forms to complete and lodge.

The best start is to request a Candidate Information Kit from the NSW EC, which includes an Election Calendar, a range of forms and a special handbook spelling out in detail all the rules surrounding running for council. You can request one of these Kits by calling 1300 088 942.

If council elections are running in your region you will need to: