The Local Government Elections were held on Saturday 9 September 2017, the Councillors for the 2017-2020 term are now available. View the re-elected and new Councillors.
Local government elections are held throughout NSW every four years. You can find information regarding Elections on the NSW Electoral Commission website
A person is entitled to vote at a council election if they are:
- at least eighteen years of age and an Australian citizen
- a resident of the council's area or a non-resident owner of rateable land or an occupier or ratepaying lessee of rateable land in the council's area.
Each person has only one vote for any council, and voting is compulsory for residents (but not for people on the non-residential roll). If you are unable to vote on election day due to disability, illness or travel you can apply for a postal vote or a pre-poll vote. There is no absentee voting in council elections. Please visit the Electoral Commission website for further information regarding postal and pre-poll voting.
People who do not live in the Randwick area but pay rates on a property in this area are entitled to register to be included on the Non-Residential roll and to vote at the election. Click on the link below to download an application form. These rolls lapse after each election, so even if you have registered for a previous election you will need to register again.
In order to qualify for enrolment on the non-residential roll as a non-resident owner, a person must be an owner or nominated by the owner or owners of rateable land in the area. Rateable land means land that is rateable to an ordinary rate or a special rate, or both.
Please visit the Electoral Commission website for further information regarding applying for inclusion on the Non-Residential Roll.
Online guide to Council
Randwick City Council's online guide for candidates is an interactive guide providing information about local government and Randwick City Council, including the many services provided to the community.
The guide will help candidates understand:
- Randwick City, including its history and direction over the next 20 years
- Randwick City Council's policies
- the impact Councillors have on Council's services, policies and strategic direction.
Note: It is recommend that you view this course can be viewed in 1024 x 768 or above resolution. It is designed to play in the latest version of Safari or Chrome. If you are having trouble viewing this guide contact us.
Streets by Ward Listing
Visit our ward map to determine what Ward your street is located in, if you live in the Randwick City Council area.
Candidates for the Local Government Elections should familiarise themselves with the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981. To assist, the NSW Electoral Commission (Funding, Disclosure & Compliance Branch) has published guidebooks and information on its website.
For more information use this link to the NSW Electoral Commission website.