Nominations for council elections open Tuesday 4 September and close 12noon Tuesday 18 September 2018. 

If you are eligible to vote in your local council elections, you may also be eligible to stand for a position on council.

Becoming a councillor presents the opportunity to influence local directions and create long term, positive outcomes within your community and for fellow residents.

Being a councillor is a rewarding challenge; one which requires commitment, responsibility and accountability.

In fact, councils actively encourage nominations from people from diverse backgrounds to ensure that a wide range of views are being represented. The Local Government Association and many councils run information sessions for potential candidates.

With very few exceptions (such as being an undischarged bankrupt, or being disqualified from holding office by a court order), you can nominate for a position on council regardless of qualifications, religion, race, gender, experience or profession.

If you consider yourself to be invested in the future of your community, are willing to learn and participate, and prepared to contribute strategically to decision making processes that benefit your broader community, then you should explore what it takes to be a councillor and nominate yourself for council elections.

LGASA Media Release, Tuesday 4 September: Nominations for 2018 council elections open today


Local Government Association of South Australia
South Australia