2021 Local Government Election

Saturday 4 September 2021


The next election for the Ballina Shire Council will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021.

Local government elections in NSW are held every 4 years. Due to the 2020 election being postponed by a year, the current Council will serve for a 5-year term and the new Council that is elected at the 2021 election will serve for a 3-year term.

NSW Electoral Commission manages the Local Government election for Ballina Shire Council. For further information and key election dates or candidate information, visit elections.nsw.gov.au, email candidates@elections.nsw.gov.au or phone the NSW Electoral Commission office on 1300 022 011.

The NSW Government is committed to increasing female representation on our local councils at the local government elections in September 2021. Currently women represent only 31% of all councillors serving across the state. If you're female and interested in becoming a councillor, download the factsheet here.

If you would like to know more about becoming a councillor, register to participate in a candidate information session. 

Session One: Monday 7 June - 5.30pm - Ballina Indoor Sports Centre meeting rooms

Session Two: Tuesday 8 June - 5.30pm - Mullumbimby Civic Centre

Online session: Date and time to be advised

To register your attendance at one of these sessions please complete the form below.


If you're a resident in the Ballina Shire local government area you can check your enrolment details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission. You must enter your details exactly as they appear on the electoral roll. Ballina Shire does not hold electoral information for local residents.

If you're not a resident, you may be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in Ballina Shire as a corporation, business or individual. Deadline to register as a non-resident is 6pm Monday 26 July 2021. To register as a non-resident of Ballina Shire please complete the relevant form below: At election time, we use the register to produce electoral rolls of non-residents. The NSW Electoral Commission verifies these rolls to ensure individuals on it are entitled to vote. The commission then includes them on the authorised roll of residents and non-residents to be used for that election.

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Postal Address

The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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40 Cherry Street
Ballina NSW 2478


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