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Wollongong City Council

2021 Local Government Elections

The Minister for Local Government has made an order to postpone the Local Government Elections until Saturday 4 December 2021.

Our current Councillors and Lord Mayor will continue to hold their civic offices until the elections.

Local Government elections in New South Wales are usually held every four years. However, the elections planned for 2020 were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We will update this page as more information is available.

For more information about these elections, please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website or call 1300 135 736.

To find out which Ward you're in, search for you address on our online map or see the PDF maps below:

If you're a resident in the Wollongong City Council Local Government Area you can check if your enrolment details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission.

If you are not a resident, you may still be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the Wollongong City Council area as a corporation, business or individual.

You may register in your own right as an individual or as a nominated company officer (or equivalent) of a corporation. Registration is not compulsory.

Completed application forms should be sent to Council by email or by post to Locked Bag 8821, Wollongong DC NSW 2500.

Use the relevant form below for your application:

Completed forms must be received by Council by 6pm, Monday 25 November 2021.

For more information on the non-residential roll, please read the Non Residential Rolls Fact Sheet PDF, 66.69 KB

If you're passionate about what happens in your local community, becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents.

For more information on how to become a Councillor please see these links:

Women for Election

NSW has fewer female Councillors than any other Australian state.  Women for Election Australia provides information and support to encourage more women to run for public office.

Online candidate training tool

If you're considering standing as a candidate, the Office of Local Government has launched a comprehensive online candidate training tool.

This interactive resource gives you detailed information about running for election and the roles and responsibilities of councils and councillors.  It's designed to give election candidates the know-how to launch their election campaign and serve their community to the best of their ability if they are elected.

Being a Councillor: information and guide

The 2021 election for Wollongong City Council will be managed by the NSW Electoral Commission.

People who would like to work at the September local government elections can now submit an application through the Commission’s 'expression of interest’ website.

Applicants can work on the day (Saturday 4 December) in a polling place, or for longer periods in a returning office or in one of the pre-poll voting centres.

For more information about working at elections, please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website or call 1300 135 736.