2021 Local Government Elections - Saturday 4 December 2021

Tamworth Regional Council has engaged the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct the 4 December 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 January 2022.

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. The most recent postponement due to the pandemic now has the date set at Saturday 4 December 2021

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 131.6KB)

Click here to download Form for nomination of an elector by joint/several, corporate or trustee owners, occupiers or ratepayin lessees (PDF 164.1KB)

Thinking of nominating as a candidate for your local council?

If you’re considering nominating as a candidate for the 2021 NSW Local Government elections, you should read this notice (PDF 129.6KB). It provides general guidance about the process of nominating, and candidates’ obligations and responsibilities.

Prospective candidates should seek their own independent legal advice if they are unsure whether they are eligible to run for public office in a local council or how the law applies to their specific circumstances.

Candidate Information Session

Tamworth Regional Council held an information session on Wednesday 21 July, 2021 to allow potential candidates to find out more about what the role of an elected official involves.

Local election work opportunities

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

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.