Key dates leading up the 2021 NSW Local Government elections.

2024 NSW Local Government elections: important dates

Monday, 22 July 2024

  • Advertising of enrolments

Monday, 05 August 2024

  • Start of regulated period for electoral material
  • 8am: Lodgement of nominations open
  • 6pm: Close of roll for the purposes of being a candidate, nominator and roll printing

Tuesday, 06 August 2024

  • Lodgement of postal vote applications open

Monday, 12 August 2024

  • Last day to lodge second half-yearly political donations disclosure

Wednesday, 14 August 2024

  • 12 noon: Close of nominations and close of registration of candidates and groups

    (Note: Candidate, group and third-party campaigner registrations for the purpose of accepting political donations and making payments for electoral expenditure opened on the day after the last local government elections for the local government area.)
  • Registration of electoral materials open

Thursday, 15 August 2024

  • 2pm: Ballot paper draw conducted
  • 2pm: Uncontested elections declared

Monday, 19 August 2024

  • Postal packs distribution begins

Monday, 02 September 2024

  • Pre-poll voting period opens (note: days and times will vary for each location)
  • Display of registered electoral material website commences

Friday, 06 September 2024

  • 5pm: Registration of electoral material closes

Monday, 09 September 2024

  • Telephone voting registration and voting opens
  • 5pm: Postal vote applications close
  • Registration of third-party campaigners close

Friday, 13 September 2024

  • Pre-poll voting period closes (note: times will vary for each location)
  • Telephone voting registration closes

Saturday, 14 September 2024

  • 8am – 6pm: Election day
  • 1pm: Telephone voting closes
  • 6pm: Regulated period for electoral material ends

Sunday, 22 September 2024

  • Last day to lodge annual electoral expenditure disclosure

Friday, 27 September 2024

  • 6pm: End of postal vote return (note: subject to legislation change)

Monday, 30 September 2024

  • Progressive distribution of preferences

Tuesday, 01 October 2024

  • Progressive distribution of preferences
  • Progressive declaration of results

Wednesday, 02 October 2024

  • Progressive distribution of preferences
  • Progressive declaration of results

Thursday, 03 October 2024

  • Progressive declaration of results

Monday, 07 October 2024

  • Public holiday