Council Elections

Every four years, residents and business owners in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters have the opportunity to vote for who they want to represent their interests and the community on Council.

Council elections are the biggest single voluntary civic participation activity in the State. The next Council election will take place during November 2018.

Council elections allow voters the opportunity to choose who they wish to represent them on council.

Any eligible person can stand as a candidate in a Council election, either as Mayor or Councillor. To be eligible to stand or to vote in Local Government elections you must be enrolled on the Council Voter's Roll.


Key dates

2018 Councils Elections timetable  
Roll close 5.00pm, Friday 10 August
Nominations open Tuesday, 4 September
Nominations close 12 noon, Tuesday 18 September
Mail out of voting materials Monday 22 - Friday 26 October
Close of voting 5.00pm, Friday 9 November


For further information, including enrolling to vote, nominating as a candidate for election and voting in the 2018 elections, visit: Local Government Association – Council Elections

Under the Local Government (Elections) Act, the Electoral Commissioner of SA (ECSA) is the returning officer for all Council elections.