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Local Government Elections

​Local Government Elections will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021. 

Coffs Habour 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 Monday 26 July 2021.

Individual application for non residential roll

Joint / several application for non residential roll

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 

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

The Office of Local Government's Become a Councillor page also provides some information about what to expect. 

More information will be released prior to the 2021 election for those interested in becoming a Councillor.

Election candidate information sessions

Council is holding information sessions for people considering nominating as a candidate in the elections. 

The session is designed to help you decide if standing for the election is the right decision for you. It will also give you an idea of what to expect if you are elected. 

Aspiring women candidates information session 

6pm Monday 31 May 

Council Offices, Coffs Harbour

Learn more and register to attend

Election candidate information session

6pm Tuesday 1 June

Woolgoolga Library, Woolgoolga

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Election candidate information session

11am Tuesday 8 June

Boambee East Community Centre, Boambee East

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Election candidate information session

6pm Wednesday 9 June

Council Offices, Coffs Harbour

Learn more and register to attend