Council elections

1. Overview

Participating in your local council election is one of the most direct ways you can make a difference to everyday life in your community.

Councils are part of the democratic framework of Australia. The community elects their council members every four years, the last general election took place in November 2018. 

The last supplementary election took place in September 2020 with Sue Tonkin being elected Mid Coast Ward member.

The rules for elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 - an act of the South Australian Parliament.

2. Nominate for Council

Are you thinking of nominating for your local council?  The next local government elections will be held in 2022.

Refer to the Electoral Commission SA website for eligibility criteria.

3. Enrolling to vote

The voters roll for council elections consists of two components – the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll, and the council supplementary roll.

Prior to the next local government election in 2022:

- If you are on the State electoral roll you will automatically receive a voting pack mailed to your registered address.

- If you are not enrolled on the state electoral roll you may be eligible to register on the council supplementary roll, see the LGA website for further information.

Related links

Local Government Association SA website

Electoral Commission SA

4. Ward maps - effective from the November 2018 council elections

To find out which ward you live in, view the city wide interactive and individual ward maps.