Local Government Elections

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSW Government postponed the September 2020 local government elections to Saturday, 4 September 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 26 July 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

26 July 2021                                Close of electoral rolls (6pm)

                                                      Candidate nominations open

4 August 2021                              Close of candidate nominations (12pm)

                                                      Registration of electoral materials commences

6 August 2021                              Caretaker period commences

23 August 2021                            Pre-poll voting opens

27 August 2021                            Registration of electoral material closes (5pm)

28 August 2021                            Declared institution voting commences

30 August 2021                            Postal vote applications close (5pm)

3 September 2021                        Declared institution voting closes (6pm)

                                                       Pre-poll voting closes (6pm)

4 September 2021                        Election day (8am-6pm)

6 September 2021                        Return of postal votes closes (6pm)

From 7 September 2021               Results declared progressively as counts finalised 

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 September 2021 elections. Please visit Women in Local Government – Stand for Your Community on the Office of Local Government website.

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