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Council

Local Government Elections

COVID-19 Update:
The NSW Electoral Commission will continue to liaise closely with NSW Health and other NSW Government agencies to manage the impact of COVID-19 on the elections.

Visit the NSW Electoral Commission website for more information and updates on any changes to the election arrangements. 

Have your say on 4 September 2021

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City of Parramatta 2021 Local Government Elections

Local residents and ratepayers will have the opportunity on 4 September 2021 to vote for candidates as elected representatives of the City of Parramatta Council.  Voting is compulsory for all electors.

2021 NSW Local Government elections - Saturday 4 September

Councillor Candidate Briefing Sessions

Council will be hosting two briefing sessions for prospective candidates who are considering standing for Council at the 2021 Local Government Elections on 4 September. Candidates can attend online for either of the two following sessions:

When:              

  • Session 1 - Thursday, 22 July 6.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Session 2 - Saturday, 24 July 10.00am - 1.00pm

The sessions will enable those interested in becoming a Councillor to gain an understanding of:

  • Standing for Election
  • The role and responsibilities of being an elected council member. 
  • Community leadership

The sessions will be conducted by experienced Local Government NSW facilitator, Dr. Jenny Dowell. Attendees must register to attend. 

Due to the Covid Lockdown across Greater Sydney attendance at either of the two Candidate Briefing Sessions to be run by Council will now be by 'online' attendance only.  Click on the relevant online session registration below to attend

Register for Candidate Sessions

Local election work opportunities

Expressions of interest are now open to work at the elections in September. Working at an election is a great way for members of the community to earn money, learn new skills and deliver democracy by helping people to have their say. There are positions available during the election period and on election day itself. More information, including position descriptions, pay rates, and the link to apply, can be found on NSW Electoral Commission website.

 

Enrol to vote

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Residential roll

The NSW Electoral Commissioner, in consultation with Council, will administer the local government elections for 2021. If you are a resident in the City of Parramatta Council area, you are eligible to vote.

Check if your enrolment details are up to date

For all enquiries, please call 1300 135 736.

Non-residential roll

If you are not a resident, you may still be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the City of Parramatta Council area as a corporation, business or individual.

You may register in your own right as an individual or as a nominated company officer (or equivalent) of a corporation. Registration is not compulsory.

Completed application forms should be sent to City of Parramatta Council at council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or by post to PO Box 32 Parramatta NSW 2124.

For further information on the non-residential roll, email council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Downloads:

Non-residental individual claim form

Non-residental nomination claim form (company/joint owners)

Non-residential Roll Fact Sheet

Councillors

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The City of Parramatta Council has a total of fifteen (15) councillors, made up of three (3) councillors per ward.

Councillors were elected in September 2017 for a three-year term. Council elections were postponed from 2020 to September 2021 due to COVID-19.

The Lord Mayor is elected from amongst their peers for a term of four (4) years. The Deputy Lord Mayor may be elected for the same term as the Lord Mayor or a shorter term, as determined by the Council.

The City of Parramatta Council is divided into five (5) wards:

Dundas

Comprising whole and parts of the suburbs of Dundas, Ermington, Oatlands and Telopea.

Epping

Comprising whole and parts of the suburbs of Beecroft, Eastwood, Epping and Dundas Valley.

North Rocks

Comprising whole and parts of the suburbs of Carlingford, North Parramatta, North Rocks, Baulkham Hills and Winston Hills.

Parramatta

Comprising whole and parts of the suburbs of Constitution Hill, Old Toongabbie, Parramatta, Pendle Hill, Seven Hills, Toongabbie, Northmead, Wentworthville and Westmead.

Rosehill

Comprising whole and parts of the suburbs of Camellia, Clyde, Harris Park, Granville, Lidcombe, Mays Hill, Melrose Park, Merrylands, Newington, Rosehill, Rydalmere, Silverwater, Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point.

Electors information

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Residential roll

The NSW Electoral Commissioner, in consultation with Council, will administer the local government elections for 2021. If you are a resident in the City of Parramatta Council area, you are eligible to vote.

Check if your enrolment details are up to date

For all enquiries, please call 1300 135 736.

Non-residential roll

If you are not a resident, you may still be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the City of Parramatta Council area as a corporation, business or individual.

You may register in your own right as an individual or as a nominated company officer (or equivalent) of a corporation. Registration is not compulsory.

Completed application forms should be sent to City of Parramatta Council at council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au, or by post to PO Box 32 Parramatta NSW 2124.

For further information on the non-residential roll, email council@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

Timeline

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Close of Non-residential Rolls (6pm) 26 July, 2021
Candidate nominations open 26 July, 2021
Lodgement of postal vote applications open 27 July, 2021
Close of candidate nominations (12 noon) 4 August, 2021
Close of registration of candidates and groups (12 noon) 4 August, 2021
Registration of electoral materials open 4 August, 2021
Pre-poll voting period opens* 23 August, 2021
Postal vote applications open (5pm) 30 August, 2021
Close of pre-poll voting period 3 September, 2021
Election day (voting from 8am-6pm)* 4 September, 2021
Return of postal votes close (6pm) 17 September, 2021

* Further details of pre-poll voting and polling locations will be released in future