2024 Local Government Elections - Saturday 14 September 2024

Local government elections are held in NSW on the second Saturday in September every four years.

Cowra Shire Council h as engaged the NSW Electoral Commission to conduct the election of nine Councillors to represent the community of Cowra's Local Government Area on Saturday 14 September 2024.

The successful candidates will vote to choose Cowra's Mayor and Deputy Mayor when they meet for the first time in October, 2024.

For more information go to the NSW Electoral Commission website. The website has a range of resources for voters and anyone who is considering being a candidate in the elections.

Voting Information and Non Residential Roll

  • It is compulsory to vote in the election if you are eligible to do so. Information about how to enrol can be found here.

  • If you own property in the Cowra region but do not live here or you are an occupier or rate-paying lessee you can have a say in who is elected to Council by asking to be included on the Non-residential roll.

  • More information about non-residential rolls can be found here

  • Cowra Shire Council is now updating its non-residential roll. To be included, please use the form for individuals or the form for joint, corporate or trustee owners by 6pm Monday 5 August 2024.

Click here to fill out the form for INDIVIDUAL owners, occupiers and ratepaying lesees(DOCX, 32KB)

Click here to fill out the form for nomination of an elector by JOINT/SEVERAL, corporate or trustee owners, occupiers or ratepaying lessees.(DOCX, 46KB)

Early Voting

Early voting will open on Saturday 7 September, 2024 and CLOSE on Friday 13 September, 2024.

More information can be found here: Early voting and pre-polling in person - NSW Electoral Commission

Thinking of nominating as a candidate?

If you’re considering nominating as a candidate for the 2024 NSW Local Government elections, you should read the candidate information page on the NSW Electoral Commission here. It provides general guidance about the process of nominating, and candidates’ eligibility, obligations and responsibilities.

Prospective candidates should seek their own independent legal advice if they are unsure whether they are eligible to run for public office in a local council or how the law applies to their specific circumstances.

Council in partnership with Locale Learning present the 2024 Candidate Election Briefing sessions for potential candidates. See session details for those interested in becoming councillors to see if it is the right fit for you. 

Council Candidate

Local Election Work Opportunities

Expressions of interest are now open to work at the elections in September.

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 here.