2021 Local Government Election

Saturday 4 December 2021


A new election date has been appointed by the NSW Government, delaying the election until Saturday 4 December 2021.

NSW Electoral Commission manages the Local Government election for Ballina Shire Council.

For further information please contact the NSW Electoral Commission:

Web elections.nsw.gov.au
email candidates@elections.nsw.gov.au 
phone 1300 022 011

If you are considering becoming a candidate you need to understand the processes involved in becoming a candidate and the laws that apply to how you campaign and raise and spend money campaigning.

Follow the six steps to being a candidate.

A series of online candidate information sessions will be conducted by the NSW Electoral Commission in the lead up to the elections. The following topics will be covered:

  • Election overview
  • Election funding and disclosure
  • Registration of candidates, groups, and third-party campaigners
  • Electoral material (also known as how-to-vote material)
  • Nomination process
  • Early voting and election day voting
  • Candidate workers and scrutineers
  • Counting and results

Register or view webinar recordings

The NSW Government is committed to increasing diversity on our local councils at the local government elections in September 2021. If you're female, a younger person, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident, or a member of multicultural communities, and interested in becoming a councillor, download the factsheet here.

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 25 October 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


Opening Hours

8:15am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday