Our 2017 Council Election

The next Local Council Election for Waverley is scheduled for Saturday 9 September 2017.

There will be an election of 12 Councillors. Councillors will be elected for each of the following wards:

Bondi Ward, Hunter Ward, Lawson Ward, Waverley Ward.

It is compulsory for Australian citizens resident in the Waverley Council area, 18 years of age or older, to enrol and vote for their Council representatives on Saturday, 9 September 2017.

You can check your enrolled address here.

Who are my local candidates?

Nominations are now closed for the Waverley Council elections to be held Saturday, 9 September. To see who your candidates are visit: www.votensw.info

Residential Roll

Registrations to be included on the Residential and Non-residential role for the election held 9 September are now closed.

How to Vote

Postal Voting

If you can’t make it to a polling place on Election Day, you may be eligible to postal vote. If you are eligible, you will be able to apply for a Postal Vote through the NSW Electoral Commission website from Monday, 31 July until 5.00pm Monday, 4 September. Please note that Postal Vote Packs will be issued from mid-August.

Your Postal Vote Pack will include ballot paper(s), instructions for postal voting, a postal vote declaration envelope and a reply paid envelope.

Your completed postal vote application must be received at the NSW Electoral Commission by 5.00pm on Monday 4 September.

Your completed postal votes must be received by the Returning Officer servicing your council by 6.00pm on Monday, 11 September.

Pre-Poll Voting

If you can’t make it to a polling place on Election Day, you may be eligible to cast a pre-poll vote. Pre-poll voting opens Monday, 28 August and closes Friday, 8 September.

Please click here to see pre-poll venues. 

Polling Places

Polling Places are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday, 9 September.

You must vote at a polling place within your ward. A list of polling places in the Waverley Council area is available here.

The election is run by the NSW Electoral Commission. For further information on the election, the voting process, how to enrol to vote and the process for becoming a candidate please visit