2021 NSW Local Government Elections

The Minister for Local Government has published an order in the Gazette under section 318C of the Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) postponing all council elections to 4 December 2021. The decision to postpone all council elections has been made in response to the escalating outbreak of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus in Greater Sydney and the potential for further outbreaks in regional areas. The decision has been made in consultation with and on the advice of the NSW Electoral Commissioner and NSW Health.   

The 2021 NSW Local Government elections will be held on Saturday, 04 December 2021

Local government elections are a vital part of the democratic process, ensuring local councils are accountable to their local communities.

The nomination period for the elections starts on Monday, 25 October 2021 and closes on 12 noon, Wednesday, 3 November 2021.

Snowy Valleys Council is made up of 9 councillors (one of whom is the mayor). Councillors elected in September 2021 will serve a reduced three-year term after the 2020 election was postponed by 12 months due to COVID-19. 

If you are passionate about your local community and think you can play an important role in leading Snowy Valleys Council into the future, then you should consider nominating for the 4 December 2021 local government elections.

Being a Councillor is a rewarding opportunity to:

  • Make decisions that help people in your local community
  • Influence the long term vision and direction for your community
  • Learn new skills such as leadership, public speaking and advocacy
  • Work with diverse and passionate people on a range of issues
  • Balance the needs and priorities of your community
  • Show leadership and make the best decisions for your community.