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Local Government Elections 2024

The Local Government Election is being held on Saturday 14 September. At the election, you will be asked to vote on which candidates should become a Councillor for the next term of Council (2024–2027).

Information on Voting

If you’re over 18, are an Australian citizen and live in the Hilltops Local Government Area, make sure you’re enrolled to vote.

Polling booth locations and information about pre-polling and postal voting will be provided when the details are confirmed by the NSW Electoral Commission.

For more information or to update your enrolment details, visit

Non-residential roll

If you own land or are a lessee in the Hilltops Council area, but do not live here, you may still be eligible to vote in the Local Government Election. More information is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

If you would like to be added to the non-residential roll, please fill out the relevant form below and return it to us by Monday 5 August 2024.

Key dates

  • Non-residential roll applications currently open
  • Non-residential roll applications close – 5 August
  • Postal vote applications open – 6 August
  • Postal voting commences – 19 August
  • Postal voting closes – 9 September
  • Pre-poll voting – 7 – 13 September

Find additional key dates at the NSW Electoral Commission

Constitutional Referendum

A Constitutional Referendum to determine the future number of Hilltops Councillors will be held at the same time as the Local Government election for Hilltops Council on 14 September 2024.  

The referendum will ask Hilltops Council voters to determine the following question: ‘Do you favour a reduction in the number of Hilltops Councillors from eleven to nine?’

Information for Candidates 

Interested in becoming a Councillor?

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, an online training tool is available on the Office of Local Government website. This provides prospective candidates with detailed information about running for election and the roles and responsibilities of councils and councillors. Nominations to register as a candidate open on 22 July and close on 14 August.

More information is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website here

Candidate Information Sessions 

Council will be hosting three information sessions for people who are considering nominating their candidacy for the 2024 Local Government election.

The following sessions have been arranged:

Councillor Handbook

The Office of Local Government’s 2021 Councillor Handbook assists Councillors to fulfil their statutory obligations and perform their civic duties to the best of their abilities.

How to Nominate

To find out how to register to become a candidate, visit the NSW Electoral Commission website

Key dates

  • Nominations for candidates open – 22 July
  • Nominations for candidates close – 14 August
  • Caretaker period commences – 16 August
  • Registration of electoral material – 15 August – 6 September