Council elections

Information on council elections, how to become a councillor and Council's youth mentoring program

Council elections are held every four years, with the next election scheduled for 12 September 2020.  UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 Health Pandemic this date has been postponed and the Local Council election is reschesuled for 4 September 2021.  Council has engaged the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct this election.

Information about the NSW Electoral Commission or the general administration and conduct of elections can be found at the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Information for potential candidates can be found at

If you are an owner, rate-paying lessee or occupier of rateable land which is not your primary residence, you or a nominee may be entitled to be enrolled on the roll of non-residential owners of rateable land or the roll of occupiers and rate-paying lessees for this election. 

Interested in becoming a councillor?

The NSW Office of Local Government in collaboration with the Local Government NSW has produced a booklet for people who may be interested in becoming a Councillor. Download a copy of Stand for your community

Youth mentoring program

Local young people who are interested in becoming a Councillor, or have an interest in seeing how local government works, have the opportunity to nominate for Council's Youth Mentoring Program.

The program provides young people in the Clarence Valley between the ages of 17 and 25 the opportunity to gain first hand experience of local government and the role of councillors, through a mentor relationship with a current Councillor.

Application forms are available below.

All inquiries to Monique Ryan on 6641 7203 or email for the attention of Governance Officer.

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