Information for Candidates

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The Local Government Election will be held on Saturday 14 September 2024. Find key dates and important information at the NSW Electoral Commission

Interested in becoming a Councillor?

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, an online training tool is available on the Office of Local Government website. This provides prospective candidates with detailed information about running for election and the roles and responsibilities of councils and councillors. Nominations to register as a candidate open on 22 July and close on 14 August.

More information is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website here 

QPRC candidate information sessions

We will be holding a candidate briefing session on Monday 29 July for candidates. Please register your interest in the candidate information sessions below and let us know if you would prefer to attend in-person or online. You can find more information about the briefing session here.

What it means to be a Councillor

QPRC is represented by nine elected Councillors who serve a four year term. 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.

Once 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.

Councillor handbook

The Office of Local Government’s 2021 Councillor Handbook assists councillors to fulfil their statutory obligations and perform their civic duties to the best of their abilities.

How to nominate

To find out how to register to become a candidate, visit the NSW Electoral Commission website

Key dates

  • Nominations for candidates open – 22 July
  • Nominations for candidates close – 14 August
  • Caretaker period commences – 16 August
  • Registration of electoral material – 15 August – 6 September