Local Government Elections

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Government postponed the September 2020 local government elections to Saturday 4 December 2021.

The current Councillors will continue to hold their civic offices until the election.

The NSW Electoral Commission is now seeking expressions of interest from people who would like to work at the elections.

If you are interested you can submit an application through the NSW Electoral Commission website

Information for Electors

Residential roll

The NSW Electoral Commission, in consultation with Camden Council, will administer the Local Government Elections for 2021. If you are a resident of the Camden local government area, you can check your enrolment details are up to date by visiting the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Non-residential roll 

If you are not a resident of Camden LGA, you may be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the Camden Council local government area as a corporation, business or individual.

More information regarding the enrolment of non-residential electors can be found in the NSWEC fact sheet click here.

To apply for inclusion on the non-residential roll please complete one of the following forms and return to Council by 25 October 2021:

Application form for individual

Application form for company/joint owners appointing a person on their behalf

Ward Boundaries

Camden Council has nine Councillors to represent the community in three wards as shown on the ward map.

Key dates for Council Election

25 October 2021                            Close of electoral rolls (6pm)

                                                        Candidate nominations open

26 October 2021                            Postal vote application opens

3 November 2021                           Close of candidate nominations (12pm)

                                                        Registration of electoral materials commences

5 November 2021                           Caretaker period commences

22 November 2021                         Pre-poll voting opens

                                                        iVote commences

26 November 2021                         Registration of electoral material closes (5pm)

29 November 2021                         Postal vote applications close (5pm)

3 December 2021                           Pre-poll voting closes (6pm)

4 December 2021                           iVote applications close (1pm)

                                                        iVote voting closes (6pm)

                                                        Election day (8am-6pm)

17 December 2021                          Return of postal votes closes (6pm)

21 – 23 December 2021                 Results declared progressively as counts finalised by election manager

Information for Candidates

Do you have an interest in representing your community at Camden Council?

For more information on how to become a Councillor please visit the Office of Local Government website.

Nomination of candidates and registered political parties is administered by the NSW Electoral Commission. For more information regarding candidate eligibility, nomination processes, registered political parties and electoral material, please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.

A series of online candidate information sessions will be held by the NSWEC. To view or register for these sessions please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Women in Local Government

The NSW Government is committed to inspiring and empowering more women to stand for their local community and nominate to run for their local council at the December 2021 elections. Please visit Women in Local Government – Stand for Your Community on the Office of Local Government website.

Disclosures of political donations

The NSW Electoral Commission website details political donations and electoral expenditure disclosed by political parties, elected members of Parliament and local Councils, candidates for election, third-party campaigners and political donors at State and local government elections. This information can be accessed at Lodging Disclosures | Pre-election, Half-Yearly & Annually - NSW Electoral Commission.

Further information will be uploaded on this page as it becomes available.