2024 Local Government Elections

Local Government Elections will be held on Saturday 14 September 2024.

Voters will be electing 9 Councillors (three in each ward) plus the Mayor. These officials will represent our community and make decisions about our city's policies, services and important issues for the next four years.

As we get closer to the elections, we'll update this page with more details about how and where you can vote, becoming a Councillor, and finding information about candidates.

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

If you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years or more, and live in the Hornsby Shire Council area, you must vote in these elections.

If you do not vote, you may receive a penalty notice.

For more information about voting, see the FAQs on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

If you've moved, turned 18, or changed your name or other personal details since the last election, you should update your voting enrolment details.

Visit the Australian Electoral Commission website to check or update your details.

Learn about becoming a candidate, including understanding essential information and your legal obligations, the registration process to initiate campaigning, managing campaign finances, navigating the nominations process, creating electoral material, and ensuring compliance with disclosures and electoral expenditure regulations.

If you are not a resident, you may still be entitled to vote if you own, occupy or lease property in the Hornsby 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.

You are eligible to vote as a non-resident in a ward or council area if you are:

  • An owner of rateable land in the ward or council area
  • An occupier or rate-paying lessee of rateable land in the ward or council area.

Use the relevant form below for your application:

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

Non-residential role applications must be received by 6:00pm (EST) Monday 5 August 2024.

For more information, please see the NSW Electoral Commission website.