Council Elections & Voting

Local Government is an elected system of government directly accountable to the local community. All the elected representatives, known as councillors, work together to provide good governance for the benefit of their local community.

Past election results can be found at the NSW Electoral Commission.

Countback Election 2023

The countback election is required to fill one casual vacancy in the Shoalhaven City Council. The casual vacancy has occurred due to the resignation of Clr Liza Butler. After the 4 December 2021 ordinary election, Council voted at their first meeting to use Countback to fill any vacancies.

There is no requirement to vote on the day. The preference data from ballot papers from the previous local government ordinary election will be used.

For more information please visit the NSW Electoral Commission's page on the Shoalhaven City Council countback election.

Election 2020/21

The results of the election for Shoalhaven City Council held on 4 December 2021 can be viewed at the NSW Electoral Commission website.

For more information, visit: 

2021 NSW Local Government Elections