Local Government elections

NSW Local Government Elections Save the Date 4 December 2021

The local government elections, which were due to be held on 4 September 2021, have been postponed in response to the recent outbreak of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus. 

Council elections will now be held on 4 December 2021. 

For more information about the postponement of the elections and what it means, see the Office of Local Governments FAQs.

About the Elections

Coffs Harbour City Council elections are administered by the NSW Electoral Commission.

Further information about this election can be found below. Selecting the links will take you to the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Non residential roll

If you don't live in the area but do own, occupy or lease rateable property within the local government area you may be entitled to vote in Local Government Elections.

You can apply to be registered on the non-residential roll by submitting the appropriate form below to Coffs Harbour City Council by 6:00pm, Monday 25 October 2021.

Individual application for non residential roll(PDF, 330KB)

Joint / several application for non residential roll(PDF, 337KB)

It is your responsibility for checking that you are eligible for inclusion when you make an application. For more information read the:

NSW Electoral Commission's non residential roll fact sheet(PDF, 553KB)

Becoming a candidate

The NSW Electoral Commission has released the Political Participants Bulletin No.5 on 15 April 2021 which provides information for potential candidates. 

Further helpful information is also available on the NSW Electoral Commission's Six Steps to Being a Candidate webpage including a Candidate HandbookElection Calendar and Candidate Webinars.

The Office of Local Government also provides a Become a Councillor WebpageStand for Your Community Candidate Guide and Online Candidate Training Tool.

Election candidate information session

Council recently held an online information session for people considering nominating as a candidate in the elections. 

This session was recorded and if you are interested in accessing it, contact Council's Governance team on 6648 4000 or by email at coffs.council@chcc.nsw.gov.au.