Local Government Elections 2021

Goulburn Mulwaree Council will be holding elections on Saturday 4th September 2021 for the elections of councillors. 
Voting is compulsory at all NSW local government elections. The NSW Electoral Commissioner has been engaged to administer the elections. 

Lodgement of nominations for those who wish to run for council will open on Monday 26th July 2021. Nominations will close on Wednesday 4th August 2021. 

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Pre-election Candidate Sessions 2021

On Saturday, 4 September 2021 Local Government Elections will take place across NSW.

In preparation for this Yass Valley, Upper Lachlan Shire and Goulburn Mulwaree Councils have joined together to conduct three pre-election candidate sessions to assist members of the public who may be interested in running for Council in their area.

The session running in Goulburn Mulwaree will be held:

Wednesday 7 July @ 6:00pm - Goulburn Mulwaree Council, 184 Bourke St, Goulburn, NSW


The information evening is for anyone who is

  • interested in becoming a Councillor
  • seeking an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an elected member

These informative sessions will be about what it is like to be a councillor, including:

  • The Integrated Planning & Reporting system
  • Council meeting procedures and the rules of debate
  • Relationships between Councillors and staff
  • Conflicts of interest (Pecuniary, Non-pecuniary & Lobbying)
  • Expenses and Allowances
  • Access to key staff
  • Training

You will also receive an information pack containing information to help you decide whether running for council is for you.

To attend a session you must register, which can be done online here, or by calling 4823 4444.

Please note the session does not include information on how to register as a candidate. All information and queries regarding this process including electoral funding and campaign requirements must be accessed from the NSW Electoral Commission. Click this link: Six steps to being a candidate

Please note limited numbers for physical attendance will apply for venues to keep in line with COVID-19 restrictions. 

Residents can find further information regarding the 2021 NSW Local Government elections here

Prospective councillor nominees are encouraged to familiarise yourself with information available here.

New South Wales Public Libraries Association (NSWPLA) has produced an information booklet for distribution to prospective and existing Councillors. NSWPLA is the peak body for public libraries across NSW providing advocacy, network opportunities and professional development.  It is the only state based library association in Australia that includes councillors on its executive committee. The NSWPLA Information Booklet provides an insight to the importance of library facilities and the plethora of services they provide for our communities.   

NSWPLA Information Booklet(PDF, 2MB)

Non-Residential Roll

If you are a non-resident property owner of rateable land within Goulburn Mulwaree Council who would like to enrol to vote you can do so with the forms below:

Non-residential Roll Individual Application(PDF, 113KB)

Non-residential Roll Nominee Application (corporate, trustee owners)(PDF, 118KB)