Council Election

Council Election

2021 Councillor Election

On Saturday 4 December 2021, the local government election of Councillors took place in Penrith, administered by the Australian Election Company.

Final 2021 Councillor Election results

The next Local Government Election will be held in September 2024.

 

May 2018 By-election results

The official declaration of the polls on 16 May 2018 saw us welcome the two new Councillors elected from Saturday's by-election, Brian Cartwright in South Ward and Robin Cook in East ward.

Download the 2018 By-election report

You can see the detailed vote counts below:

May 2018 By-election

Voting closed at 6pm on Saturday, 12 May 2018 in the by-election to elect one candidate each for the East and South Wards of Council. Please see the Notice of Contested Election for the East and South Ward.

The Australian Election Company conducted the by-elections for Council. Comprehensive information on the conduct of this election can be found at the Australian Election Company’s website.

On Saturday 10 September 2016, the local government election of Councillors took place in Penrith, administered by the Australian Election Company.

Final Election Results

The next Local Government Election will be held in September 2020.

Conduct of the 2016 Election Report

This report has been prepared in accordance with the Council's obligations under Section 393A of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005 which requires the General Manager to Report on the Election.

Download the Conduct of the 2016 Election Report.

Becoming a Councillor, the election process and legal obligations

Please note, the information in the link below is provided by the NSW Electoral Commission. Much of the information will be relevant for the Penrith City Council Election, however some information may not be. If in doubt, please contact the Returning Officer for the Penrith City Council Election from mid-October. 

https://www.elections.nsw.gov.au/Political-participants/Candidates-and-groups/Candidate-nominations-for-local-elections/Six-steps-to-being-a-candidate

The Office of Local Government has launched a comprehensive online candidate training tool. The interactive resource provides candidates with detailed information about running for election and the roles and responsibilities of councils and councillors. It is designed to arm election candidates with the know-how to launch their election campaign and serve their community to the best of their ability if they are elected.

https://www.olg.nsw.gov.au/story.html

Nominating for the Election

For more information about nominating for the election including nomination forms, please click on the link below.

https://www.austelect.com/elections/2021-nsw-local-government-elections/#_Toc73085948