2021 local government elections

The NSW Government has announced a new date for the local government elections Saturday 4 December 2021 postponed from 4 September 2021.

The decision has been made after extensive consultation with and on advice from the NSW Electoral Commission and NSW Health to the COVID-19 situation. 

View the 2021 local government elections event page on the Electoral Commission's website.

Become a Councillor

Nominations for candidates open on 25 October and close 12pm 3 November. 

The OLG has released a candidate guide and specific guides for women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and culturally and linguistically diverse people.

For information on how to become a Councillor please see the Office of Local Government website.

For more information on key dates see NSW Electoral Commission website. 

Enquiries about the election can be sent to kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

The NSW Electoral Commission is also conducting a series of online candidate information sessions.

Wards

Ku-ring-gai Council residents and ratepayers will be electing a total of 10 Councillors comprising of two Councillors to represent each of the five wards:

  • Comenarra.
  • Gordon.
  • Roseville.
  • St Ives.
  • Wahroonga.

Not sure which ward you are in? Type in your address to find out your Ward or download the Ward street map(PDF, 1MB).

Voting eligibility

Voting in local government (Council) elections is compulsory for all electors included on the residential roll.

If you are a resident in the Ku-ring-gai Council area, you can check if your enrolment details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Non-residential roll

If you are not a resident, you may be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the local area. The fact sheet below provides more information on the non-residential roll.

To check your enrolment details see the Australian Electoral Commission website.

Non Residential Rolls Information for Councils

Non Residential rolls Information for Councils(PDF, 67KB)

If you are not a resident, you may be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the local area. The fact sheet below provides more information on the non-residential roll.

To check your enrolment details see the Australian Electoral Commission website.

 Applications close 6pm Monday 25 October 2021 and should be sent to Council marked to the attention of the Manager Governance and Corporate Strategy.

  • By post: Locked Bag 1006 Gordon 2072.
  • By hand: 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon.
  • By email: kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au.

Application forms:

Non residential roll nominee application(PDF, 174KB)

Non residential roll individual application(PDF, 180KB)

Postal voting

Applications for postal voting open on Tuesday 26 October 2021 and close at 5pm Monday 29 November 2021.

For more information on postal voting, please see the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Pre-poll voting opens Monday 22 November 2021 and closes on Friday 3 December 2021.

Working at local elections

The Electoral Commission has opened expressions of interest for positions available during the election period and on election day. Visit the NSW Electoral Commission website for more information.