Local government election


The next local government elections will be held on Saturday, 4 December 2021.

Local government elections in New South Wales are usually held every four years, but the elections planned for 2020 were postponed for 15 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The current Council have served a 5-year term and the new Council that is elected at the 2021 election will serve for a 3-year term.

Find all the information you need to make an informed decision about your local government representatives below.

Voting information

Voting in local government (Council) elections is compulsory for all electors included on the residential roll.

If you are a resident in the Port Macquarie Hastings Council area, you can check if your enrolment details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Become a councillor

Candidate nominations will open on Monday 25 October 2021 and close on Wednesday 3 November 2021.

For information about becoming a candidate, please see the links below that will take you to the NSW Electoral Commission website.

 Enquiries about the election can be sent to council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

Know your local candidates

Registrations for candidates have opened so you can see who's standing for our community.

All candidates who have officially registered to run for council are listed on the NSW Electoral Commissions website. Make sure to keep checking back to see who is standing for your community, so you can make an informed vote.

Local election work opportunities

Expressions of interest are now open to work at the elections in December.

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.

Visit the elections website to apply and for more information, including position descriptions, and pay rates.