Local government council elections

The next periodic general elections will be held on Saturday 28 August 2021.

Become a council member

You can directly influence decisions that affect your community by becoming a council member.

Council members:

  • represent the interests of residents and ratepayers in their council area
  • provide leadership and guidance
  • attend council meetings
  • help communicate between local people and the council
  • ensure the council acts honestly, efficiently and appropriately.

How to nominate

To become a council member you must first nominate as a candidate.

You can become a candidate if you are aged 18 years or over, enrolled to vote in your council area and meet some conditions of nomination.

More information

To find out more about local government elections, how to enrol to vote, how to vote, when to vote and how to nominate as a candidate, go to the Northern Territory Electoral Commission website.

Last updated: 03 December 2018

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