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Georges River Council Elections 2021

You must vote on 4 September 2021

Local Government elections will be held across NSW on 4 September 2021, including Georges River Councill. Voting is compulsory for all electors.

Georges River Council will elect 15 Councillors to represent the community across the five wards. Councillors are elected for a term of 3 years as the election in 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Mayor will be elected by Council, for a term of 2 years. The Deputy Mayor is elected by Council for a period which is either the same as the Mayoral term, or less as determined by Council.

The five wards of Georges River Council are outlined below:

  • Blakehurst Ward
  • Hurstville Ward
  • Kogarah Ward
  • Mortdale Ward
  • Peakhurst Ward

Key dates

Nominations for candidates

  • Commences on 26 July 2021 and close at 12 noon on 4 August 2021.

Postal voting

  • Applications commence on 26 July 2021 and close at 5.00pm on 30 August 2021

Pre-poll voting

  • Commences on 23 August 2021 and closes 3 September 2021. Further details on pre-polling and polling locations will be released in future.

For further information on the election, please see below resources:

Become a Councillor

If you're passionate about what happens in your local community, becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents.

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

The nomination process, the electoral laws that candidates must comply with and the ongoing obligations of councillors to make disclosures about electoral funding are administered by the NSW Electoral Commission (‘NSWEC’). Non-compliance with or mistakes about these responsibilities may mean political participants miss out on running in an election and/or find themselves facing significant enforcement action, such as fines.
We suggest that candidates consult with the NSWEC to get a full understanding of the processes, their obligations in relation to nomination and other laws that apply to candidates.  Although the NSWEC cannot give legal advice about a person’s specific circumstances, candidates should review the NSWEC website at for more information. Candidates are encouraged to contact the NSWEC via email or phone the Candidate Helpdesk 1300 022 011.

Georges River Council ward map

Georges River Council Ward Map

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