Council Election

Council Election

Due to current COVID-19 crisis the NSW Government has postponed the election until 4 December 2021. The details on this page will be updated shortly to reflect the revised dates, times and information.

Local Government Elections will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021.

Please note VOTING IS COMPULSORY and fines apply if you fail to vote.

Council’s election will be conducted by an electoral services contractor, the Australian Election Company and not the NSW Electoral Commission. A Returning Officer will be appointed in July 2021.Detailed information from the Election Contractor about all aspects of the election can be found here https://www.austelect.com/elections/2021-nsw-local-government-elections/#_Toc73085944

If you are on the NSW electoral roll and would like to get an email or text message reminder whenever a local government or state election is coming up, register on the Service NSW website for the NSW Electoral Reminder Facility.

Returning Officer Office

The returning office will be located at 216 Queen St, St Marys, NSW. At this stage due to the Public Health Order no visitors are permitted. When permitted all visitors will be required to sign in and adhere to any Public Health Order requirements in place at the time.

For General election enquiries please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or one of the following office numbers:

For enquiries relating to working at the election please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or one of the following office numbers:

Becoming a Councillor, the election process and legal obligations

Please note the information on 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. This Office and contact details will be available in mid-July. Nominations close on Wednesday 4 August and candidates will be announced by the Electoral Commission on this date.

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

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

Nomination Papers signed before 26 July 2021 and after 12 noon 4 August 2021 will not be accepted.

Who is running for Council?

Nominations to run for office in the upcoming elections close on Wednesday 4 August and candidates will be announced after this date.

In line with the Local Government Act, Council does not promote candidates through any of its channels. Candidates will be announced by Council’s election services provider, the Australian Election Company https://www.austelect.com/ after the closing date and information on those standing will be available from local news sources – both in print and online.

Working at the Election

People interested in working at the Penrith City Council Elections should complete the form here and return to Council’s Election Contractor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application to work

Please note if you require this form in an accessible format please contact us at (02) 4732 7777

Voting

Full details of how, when and where to vote will be provided on this webpage closer to the election date.

Prepoll, postal and election day voting will follow usual procedures, however additional measures will be in place to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Penrith City is made up of three wards – North, South and East – and you must vote in your ward. To find out your ward go to penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/council/council-business/government-wards

Enrolment

To check the status of your current enrolment you should contact the Australian Electoral Commission or check your enrolment at:
https://check.aec.gov.au/

Non Residential Roll

To apply for the non-residential roll please complete the following forms and return to Council:

Non-Residential Individual Application

Non-Residential Nominee Application

If you require these documents to be made accessible to you please contact usThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phoning 02 4732 7777.

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.