2021 Local Government Election Information

The Local Government Election was held Saturday 4 December 2021.

At the election, you were asked to vote on which candidates should become a Councillor for the next term of Council (2021–2024).

Declaration of 2021 Councillor Election

Total Number of Electors: 43,470 residential and non-residential electors were enrolled in this area on 25 October 2021. Electors may continue to enrol up to and including Election Day.

Counting System: Proportional Representation (PR) as defined in Schedule 5 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

Elected Positions: There are 11 Councillors to be elected from 75 candidates.

The following candidates were declared elected on 22 December 2021:

  • Katrina WILLIS (GRN)
  • Kenrick WINCHESTER
  • Louise BURTON (LIB)
  • Bryce WILSON (ALP)
  • Jacqueline TERNOUTH (LIB)
  • Mareeta GRUNDY (IND)
  • Edwina WEBSTER (IND)
  • Michele BISCOTTI (IND)
  • John PRESTON (ALP)

You can check the results on the NSW Electoral Commission website - https://vtr.elections.nsw.gov.au/LG2101/queanbeyan-palerang/councillor 


View the candidate nominations on the NSW Electoral Commission website - https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Elections/Local-government-elections/Local-Government-Elections-2021/Candidates/Queanbeyan-Palerang

Information for Candidates?

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, the NSW Electoral Commission are holding online candidate information sessions between August and November. These will help prospective candidates find out about the election, nomination process and more.

What it means to be a Councillor

QPRC is represented by 11 elected Councillors. They have an important role in advocating for the needs of residents and leading QPRC into the future.

We encourage women, young people aged 18 and over, and Aboriginal people to consider nominating, to ensure that Council reflects the community we serve.

Elected Councillors are supported by Council staff to undertake their duties. An induction process is held to ensure Councillors understand their responsibilities and the work that Council is responsible for.

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, with a briefing held on the Tuesday prior to the meeting. Council workshops are also held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, as required.

Councillors usually serve a four-year term; however this election is for a two-year and nine month term to bring the election cycle back in line after the delay due to COVID-19.

Information for candidates

A candidate briefing session was held online on 17 November from 2-6pm for QPRC candidates. The recording is available below.


Download the candidate information for the Proposed Memorial Park(PDF, 811KB)

Recordings of the candidate information seminars run by the NSW Electoral Commision already been held and links to register for upcoming seminars are available on the NSW Electoral Commission website here.