Our 2017 Council Election

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

Right to be enrolled as an elector

Under the Local Government Act 1993 a person entitled to vote at Federal or State elections is entitled to be enrolled as an elector if they are:

  • a resident of the council/ward (residential roll)
  • an owner of rateable land in the council/ward (non-residential roll)
  • an occupier or rate paying lessee of rateable land in the council/ward (non-residential roll).

A corporation is entitled to nominate a person to appear on the roll on behalf of the corporation.

Only one vote in an area

If a person is on the residential roll in a council/ward they cannot be on the non-residential roll for that area. A person/corporation is not entitled to more than one vote in any council area, even if the person/corporation is a multiple owner, occupier or lessee. It is not compulsory to vote for those enrolled on the non-residential roll (except in the Council of the City of Sydney).

Residential Roll

All electors enrolled on the Commonwealth/State electoral roll as at Monday 31July 2017 residing in Waverley Council will be included on the roll for the election.

To check your enrolment details or to obtain a residential enrolment form visit www.votensw.info or call 1300 135 736.

Enrolment forms are also available from any Australia Post office. Enrolment forms must be received by the Australian Electoral Commission by 6pm Monday 31 July 2017.

Voting in Local Government (Council) elections is compulsory for all electors included on the residential roll.

Non-residential Rolls

If you are an owner, rate-paying lessee or occupier of rateable land which is not your primary residence, you or a nominee may be entitled to be enrolled on the roll of non-residential owners of rateable land or the roll of occupiers and rate-paying lessees for this election.

Enrolment claim forms for non-residential individuals can be downloaded here. Enrolment claim forms for non-residential corporations or trustees can be downloaded here. Forms are also available at our Customer Service Centre at 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction or by calling 9083 8000.

The claim must be completed and lodged with Waverley Council before 6.00pm Monday 31 July 2017.

Claims for non-residential enrolment made for a previous Waverley council election will automatically be included on the roll for this election.

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 http://www.votensw.info/nsw_local_council_elections_2017