2021 Local Government Elections

The next election of a Mayor and Councillors for the Council of Hornsby Shire will be held on Saturday, 4 December 2021.

The election will be administered by the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC) under a contract with Council.

The NSWEC will appoint a Returning Officer who will assume full responsibility for the election and liaise with relevant Council staff to ensure the election process proceeds in an efficient and effective manner.

Local Government elections in New South Wales are usually held every four years. However, the elections planned for 2020 were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For more information about these elections, please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website or call 1300 135 736.

If you're a resident in the Hornsby Shire Council Local Government Area, you can "check your enrolment" under "2021 NSW Local Government Elections" at NSW Electoral Commission. This will also tell you which ward you will be voting in.

If you are not a resident, you may still be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the Hornsby Shire Council area as a corporation, business or individual.

You may register in your own right as an individual or as a nominated company officer (or equivalent) of a corporation. Registration is not compulsory.

Completed application forms should be sent to Council by email or by post to PO Box 37, Hornsby NSW 1630

Please use the relevant form below for your application.

If you're passionate about what happens in your local community, becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents.

For more information on how to become a Councillor please see these links:

Women for Election

NSW has fewer female Councillors than any other Australian state. Women for Election Australia provides information and support to encourage more women to run for public office.

NSW Electoral Commission – Work with us

Local election work opportunities

Expressions of interest are now open to work at the elections in December. Working at an election is a great way for members of the community to earn money, learn new skills and deliver democracy by helping people to have their say. There are positions available during the election period and on election day itself. More information, including position descriptions, pay rates, and the link to apply, can be found on our website.