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Local government elections will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021

The NSW Government postponed the September 2020 Local Government elections for 12 months to address the risks posed by COVID-19.

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will take place on Saturday 4 September 2021.

Tweed Shire’s current councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until the rescheduled local government elections.

The postponement of the next election (external link) will not change the future schedule of council elections, and the subsequent election will still proceed in September 2024.

For more information please visit the NSW Electoral Commission (external link).

Elections for Tweed Shire Councillors

Tweed Shire Council is governed by 7 Councillors who are elected to represent the shire (there are no wards or divisions).

The election process is managed by the NSW Electoral Commission (external link).

Our Councillors are usually elected for a 4-year term of office, with the next NSW Local Government election due to be held on Saturday 4 September 2021.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected by the Councillors in a process managed by Tweed Shire Council. The Mayor is elected at the first meeting of the Council for a period of 2 years, while the Deputy Mayor is elected for 1 year.

Are you considering running for Council?

Candidates are advised to closely monitor the NSW Electoral Commission (external link) webpage and its social media channels for updates on the election, including information for candidates and groups.

Extensive information is provided on the site, including a useful six step guide to being a candidate (external link).

A series of candidate briefings were hosted by Tweed Shire Council in March and April ahead of the September 2021 poll and have now concluded. Those who missed out are able to sign up to candidate webinars hosted by the NSW Electoral Commission. Details of how to sign-up, including video recordings of previous webinars, can be found on the six steps to being a candidate page (external link).

Further information can be found under Candidate FAQs (external link) or obtained by calling the NSW Electoral Commission candidate team on 1300 022 011 during business hours.

Non-residential roll

If you live outside the Shire but own rateable property in the Tweed, you are entitled to vote in local government elections. However, it is not compulsory to do so.

Similarly, eligible occupiers and ratepaying lessees are also entitled to vote in council elections. Find out who is eligible to be on a non-residential roll (67kB PDF).

Unlike the normal residential roll, the non-residential roll is not maintained by the NSW Electoral Commission, but by individual councils.

Those interested in registering on the non-residential roll must ensure their details are received by the General Manager before 6.00 pm (EST) Monday 26 July 2021, but it is advisable to apply well before this date.

Download the relevant form if you are an individual nominee (165kB PDF) or a nominee of joint/several corporate or trustee owners, occupiers or ratepaying lessees (201kB PDF).

Frequently asked questions

When is the next Council election?
Is it compulsory to vote?
Who do I contact for more information?
What precautions are being taken to ensure the poll is COVID Safe?
How many Councillors do I vote for?
Where can I vote?
Can I vote early?
I’m not going to be in the Tweed on 4 September, can I vote anywhere else?
Can I do a postal vote?
Will I be fined if I don’t vote?
Can I vote in the election if I own rateable property in the Tweed but don’t live there?
Where can I find out about working at the election?
Is Tweed Shire Council the contact for NSW State Elections?
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