Becoming a Councillor
Local Government Elections are held every 4 years with the election of 9 Councillors for Murrumbidgee Council. The next election for Murrumbidgee Council will be held in September 2020.
Councillors are elected by their local community to represent community views on Council, provide leadership and make sure local needs are met. They do this by directing Council's affairs, allocating resources for the benefit of the local area, developing policies and reviewing Council's performance in relation to delivering services and other matters.
Being a Councillor can be rewarding because it provides an opportunity to:
· Make decisions that help people within the local community;
· Influence the long term, strategic direction of a local community;
· Learn new skills such as public speaking and advocacy;
· Work with a diverse range of people on a diverse range of issues.
If you are interested in standing for Council please visit the NSW Electoral Commissions website http://www.votensw.info
Murrumbidgee Council's first Council Election was held on September 2017, with the inaugural Mayor, Cr Ruth McRae and her Deputy, Cr Robert Black. Cr's McRae and Black were re-elected to their positions in September 2019.
All local government candidates and groups have obligations under the Election Funding and Disclosures Act 1981 (the Act).