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Council Elections

Local Government elections will be held, Saturday 9 September 2017.

On this day, 15 Councillors will be elected for the new Local Government area of Cumberland, 3 Councillors per Ward.

There will be a total of 5 wards across the new LGA.

  1. Greystanes Ward
  2. Wentworthville Ward
  3. Granville Ward
  4. South Granville Ward
  5. Regents Park Ward

Candidate Information Sessions

Potential Council election candidates are encouraged to attend free Candidate Information Sessions being held by Cumberland Council to learn more about what is expected of a local government Councillor.

The sessions will be a great opportunity for community-minded citizens to learn about local government in NSW, Councillor responsibilities and functions, and the election process.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key requirements of becoming a councillor
  • Recognise how the councillor role fits in with other roles and various levels of government
  • Address key expectations and potential challenges in becoming a councillor
  • Know how the councillor role fits in with the Integrated Planning and Reporting framework
  • Understand key elements of council meetings, including code of conduct and conflict of interest.

Anyone interested in standing as a candidate to become a Councillor will need to be:

  • 18 years or over on election day
  • an Australian citizen
  • enrolled as a resident or ratepayer of the City of Cumberland

Download a copy of the Candidate Information Sessions  flyer.

Session Information

Session 1

When: Thursday 6 July 2017
Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: Level 1 Auburn Library – 1 Susan St, Auburn NSW 2144

RSVP Date: Monday 3 July 2017

Session 2

When: Thursday 13 July 2017
Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: Holroyd Centre, 17 Miller St, Merrylands NSW 2160

RSVP Date: Monday 10 July 2017

There is no cost for attendance of these sessions however you are required to RSVP by the dates referred to above to Council’s Governance Team on 02 8745 9745 or via email at council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au in order to secure your place.

For further information on Council Elections visit:

Non-Residential Enrolment

Persons who are not a resident in a council area may apply to be enrolled to vote if they meet the criteria of the applications for the Non-Residential Roll.

There are two applications for inclusion on the Non-Residential Roll, these are:

Claims for inclusion on the non-residential roll must be submitted to Council by 6pm on 31 July 2017.

For more information visit the Non-Residential roll webpage: http://www.votensw.info/enrol_to_vote/non-residential_rolls