In New South Wales, local government elections are held every four years.

At these elections, you have the opportunity to vote for local candidates to become Councillors. The elected Councillors then serve Kempsey Shire Council for a four-year term.

Next election date

The NSW local government elections have been postponed from 2020 to 2021. The next election will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021.

Election results

Past election results are available on the NSW Electoral Commission’s website.

Becoming a Councillor

Kempsey Shire Council’s Mayor and eight Councillors are elected by their local community. 

As democratically elected representatives, Councillors work together to make decisions about what Council will do to meet community needs and how to spend money in the best interests of the shire.

If you are passionate about your local community then you already have what it takes to become a Councillor. Being a Councillor is a rewarding opportunity to: 

  • make well-informed decisions in the interests of your local community 
  • influence the long-term vision and direction of your community 
  • facilitate communication between Council and community members
  • work with diverse and passionate people on a range of issues 
  • uphold and represent the policies and decisions of Council
  • learn new skills, such as public speaking and advocacy

The NSW Office of Local Government has resources on becoming a Councillor.