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In person local government elections
Nominations closed 4:00pm Thursday 7 September 2023
Nominations are called for the following Local Government Elections, to be held on Saturday 21 October 2023 to fill vacancies on the councils listed below.
Nominations must be lodged with the returning officer at any time during the above period at the offices of the relevant local government.
Candidates are required to lodge with the returning officer:
To nominate, every individual must complete the mandatory induction for prospective candidates course, available via the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website.
Induction for prospective candidates
Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.
The documents may be hand delivered, posted, faxed, or sent by electronic means to the relevant returning officer and must be received by the close of nominations.
Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates in the elections listed below can be obtained by contacting your local government office.
Where there are multiple vacancies of varying terms, the candidates' terms of office will be determined by the election.
Offices vacant and terms of office:
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