Council Elections 2021

The next election of Mayor and councillors for Burwood Council will be on Saturday 4 September 2021.  Voting is compulsory for people who are enrolled to vote in the Burwood local government area. Details of polling places will be confirmed on this website soon.

Eligibility to Vote

You can make sure that your personal enrolment details are up to date by using the checking tool on the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website.  The AEC provides details of enrolments to state and local government authorities for their elections as well as providing this service to the Australian Government.

Alternatively, you or an organisation that you are associated with may be eligible to be included on a non-residential roll.  There are two types of these rolls:

  • The roll of non-resident owners of rateable land
  • The roll of occupiers and rate-paying lessees

Becoming a Councillor

If you are passionate about what happens in the Burwood local government area perhaps you should consider becoming a councillor.  It is a wonderful opportunity to represent the community and make an important difference to its citizens.  Helpful information on becoming a councillor can be found on the NSW Office of Local Government website.

Keep an eye out for more updates coming soon on the Burwood Council website about other useful sources of information on becoming a councillor.  It will include details on various candidate briefings offered by Council, the NSW Electoral Commission and Local Government NSW.  The NSW Electoral Commission website already has special election bulletins for political participants that may be of interest too.

More Information

The NSW Electoral Commission website is regularly updated with news about the local government elections.  You can check it for background on how the elections are run, key dates, information on results and subscribe to election reminders. 
2021 NSW Local Government elections page.

Monday 28 June 2021 Nominations Online Management System available to prospective candidates in late June/early July
Monday, 26 July 2021 Lodgement of nominations open


6pm: Closeof roll for the purposes of being a candidate, nominator and roll printing
Wednesday, 26 July 2021

12 noon: Close of nominations and close of registration of candidates and groups


Registration of electoral materials open

Candidate nominations open

Thursday, 1 July 2021 Capped expenditure period opens
Tuesday, 27 July 2021 Lodgement of postal vote applications open
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 12pm Close of candidate nominations

12pm Close of registration of candidates and groups

Registration of electoral materials open
Thursday, 5 August 2021 10am Conduct of ballot paper draw
Monday, 23 August 2021 Pre-poll voting period opens
Friday, 27 August 2021 5pm Close of registration of electoral material

Close of registration for third-party campaigners
Monday, 30 August 2021 5pm Close of postal vote applications
Friday, 3 September 2021 Close of pre-poll voting periods
Saturday 4 September 2021 Election Day 8am - 6pm

Close of capped expenditure period