2021 Local Government Elections

Tamworth Regional Council has engaged the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct the 4 September 2021 election of nine councillors to represent the community of the Tamworth Local Government Area.

The successful candidates will vote to choose a Tamworth Region Mayor and Deputy Mayor when they meet for the first time in September.

Local government elections are held in NSW on the second Saturday in September every four years. They were not held in September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information go to the NSW Electoral Commission website. The website has a range of resources for voters and anyone who is considering being a candidate in the elections.

Register to vote

It is compulsory to vote in the election if you are eligible to do so. Information about how to enrol can be found here.

If you own property in the Tamworth region but do not live here or you are an occupier or rate-paying lessee you can have a say in who is elected to council be asking to be included on the Non-residential roll.

More information about non-residential rolls can be found in this Fact Sheet.

Tamworth Regional Council is now updating its non-residential roll. To be included, please use the form for individuals or the form for joint, corporate or trustee owners.

Click here to download Form for individual owners, occupiers and ratepaying lesees (PDF 135.3KB)

Click here to download Form for nomination of an elector by joint/several, corporate or trustee owners, occupiers or ratepayin lessees (PDF 168.2KB)

Candidate Information Session

Anyone considering running in the 2021 Local Government Elections for Tamworth Regional Council can find out more about what the role of an elected official involves at an information session on Wednesday 21 July, 2021, at 6pm.

There is no cost but attendees must register online here.

Local election work opportunities

Expressions of interest are now open to work at the elections in September. 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. More information, including position descriptions, pay rates, and the link to apply, can be found here.