Council Elections 2024

The next election of the Mayor and councillors of Burwood Council is scheduled to be held on on 14 September 2024Watch this page for further information about the elections as that date approaches.

On 14 February 2023, Burwood Council resolved to engage the NSW Electoral Commissioner to administer any elections, polls or referenda for Council for the 2024 elections. The details of that resolution are available here(PDF, 7KB)

For further information about your current elected representatives and their role in Council see Mayor and Councillors


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. 

The NSW Electoral Commission provides a range of information about becoming a candidate for Local Government elections. The Commission will also be holding  a series of webinars for potential candidates in the lead up to the election. For candidate information see the Commission's Becoming a Candidate webpage. 

Other helpful information on being 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. 


Enrolling to vote

Voting is compulsory for people who are enrolled to vote in the Burwood local government area.

You can make sure that your personal enrolment details are up to date by using the checking tool on the NSW Electoral Commission website

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


Key dates

Monday 5 August 2024

Start of regulated period for electoral material

Lodgement of nominations open (8am)

Close of roll for the purposes of being a candidate, nominator and roll printing

Tuesday 6 August 2024

Lodgement of postal vote applications open

Wednesday 14 August 2024

Close of nominations and close of registration of candidates and groups (12 noon)

Registration of electoral materials open

Thursday 15 August 2024

Ballet paper draw conducted (2pm)

Uncontested elections declared (2pm)

Monday 19 August 2024

Postal packs distribution begins

Friday 6 September 2024

Registration of electoral material closes (5pm

Saturday 7 September 2024

Pre-poll voting period commences

Display of registered electoral material website commences

Monday 9 September 2024

Telephone voting registration and voting opens

Postal vote applications close (5pm)

Registration of third-party campaigners close

Friday 13 September 2024

Pre-poll voting period closes

Telephone voting registration closes

Saturday 14 September 2024

Election day (8am to 6pm)

Telephone voting closes (1pm)

Regulated period for electoral period ends (6pm)

Friday 27 September 2024

End of postal vote return (6pm)

Monday 30 September 2024

Progressive distribution of preferences

From Tuesday 1 October 2024

Progressive distribution of preferences

Progressive declaration of results


Further 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. 

2024 NSW Local Government elections page