Local Government Elections

Saturday, 4 September 2021

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Government postponed the September 2020 local government elections to Saturday, 4 September 2021.

The  opens in a new windowcurrent Councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until the election.


Information for Electors

Residential roll

The NSW Electoral Commission, in consultation with Hunter’s Hill Council, will administer the Local Government Elections for 2021. If you are a resident of the Hunters Hill local government area (LGA), you can check your enrolment details are up to date by visiting the opens in a new windowNSW Electoral Commission website.

Non-residential roll

If you are not a resident of Hunters Hill, you may be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the Hunter’s Hill Council local government area as a corporation, business or individual.

More information regarding the enrolment of non-residential electors can be found in the NSWEC fact sheet  opens in a new windowclick here.

To apply for inclusion on the non-residential roll please complete one of the following forms and return to Council by 26 July 2021:

Application form for individual Application form for company/joint owners appointing a person on their behalf


Ward Boundaries

Hunter’s Hill Council will have seven Councillors to represent the community in two wards as shown on the opens in a new windowward map.

The Council presently has six councillors until the next local government election, following the resignation of Clr Mark Bennett in August 2020.

Key dates for Council Election

27 May 2021Hunters Hill candidate briefing (see details below)
26 July 2021Close of electoral rolls (6pm)
Candidate nominations open
4 August 2021Close of candidate nominations (12pm)
Registration of electoral materials commences
6 August 2021Caretaker period commences
23 August 2021 Pre-poll voting opens
27 August 2021 Registration of electoral material closes (5pm)
28 August 2021 Declared institution voting commences
30 August 2021 Postal vote applications close (5pm)
3 September 2021Declared institution voting closes (6pm)
Pre-poll voting closes (6pm)
4 September 2021Election day (8am-6pm)
6 September 2021Return of postal votes closes (6pm)
From 7 September 2021Results declared progressively as counts finalised

An election timetable can be found on the opens in a new windowNSW Electoral Commission website under the heading ‘What are the key dates ?’.

Information for Candidates

Do you have an interest in representing your community at Hunter’s Hill Council?

A Candidate Briefing for anyone interested in becoming a councillor was held in Hunters Hill on Thursday 27 May 2021.

For more information on how to become a councillor please visit the opens in a new windowOffice of Local Government website.

Nomination of candidates and registered political parties is administered by the opens in a new windowNSW Electoral Commission. For more information regarding candidate eligibility, nomination processes, registered political parties, electoral material, expenditure and political donations, please contact the NSW Electoral Commission:

A candidate handbook will be available from late April.

Online information sessions conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission will be held from late April and prospective candidates are encouraged to view these information sessions.

Women in Local Government

The NSW Government is committed to inspiring and empowering more women to stand for their local community and nominate to run for their local council at the September 2021 elections. Please visit  opens in a new windowWomen in Local Government – Stand for Your Community on the Office of Local Government website.

NSW Electoral Commission Bulletin for Political Participants 

Bulletin No.5 Issued 15 April 2021

opens in a new windowClick here to read the bulletin in full.

The bulletin highlights a series of candidate webinars designed specifically for candidates for the upcoming September 2021 ordinary elections:

You can use the following link to opens in a new windowregister your attendance.

Each webinar will be recorded and placed on the NSWEC website for viewing at a later date if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time. The NSWEC will not be conducting face to face candidate information sessions.

Local election work opportunities

Expressions of interest are now open to work at the upcoming Local Government Elections.

Working at an election is a great way for members of the community to earn money, learn new skills and deliver democracy by helping people to have their say.

There are positions available during the election period and on election day itself (4 September, 2021).

More information, including position descriptions, pay rates, and the link to apply, can be found on the NSW Electoral Commission opens in a new windowwebsite.


Further information will be uploaded on this page as it becomes available.

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400

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