Non-residential and business register
If you are an Australian citizen and you:
- own, occupy or lease property in the City of Sydney Local Government Area, or
- operate a business in the City of Sydney Local Government Area, or
- occasionally live in the City of Sydney Local Government Area but your main residence is elsewhere
- live outside the City of Sydney Local Government Area
Then you may be eligible to vote and required to provide your details for the new non-residential and business register.
You can download community language translations about the non-residential and business register.
What is the non-residential and business register?
The register contains the details of people who don't live in the City of Sydney but may be entitled to vote at future City of Sydney local government elections.
This includes owners, occupiers and rate-paying lessees of all rateable property within the City of Sydney Local Government Area, who do not live in the Local Government Area. This includes individuals, businesses and corporations.
The register is maintained by the City of Sydney.
At election time, 2 rolls are created from the register and provided to the NSW Electoral Commission – one containing non-residential owners of rateable property and the other, non-residential occupiers and rate-paying lessees of rateable property.
The rolls contain the name, address, date of birth and sex of all those with an entitlement to vote, as verified by the NSW Electoral Commission.
Why does the register exist?
Changes to the City of Sydney Act 1988 by the NSW Government have made it compulsory for certain non-resident owners, occupiers and rate-paying lessees to be entered on a register created and maintained by the City of Sydney.
When is the register being prepared?
The non-residential register is currently being prepared from the information that owners, occupiers and rate-paying lessees provide us.
Why is the City of Sydney doing this?
The City of Sydney is working to ensure:
- the non-residential enrolment process and maintenance of the rolls is fair and transparent
- it complies with the City of Sydney Act 1988.
Note: For the purpose of the non-residential register, you are either a person or a corporation.
Check your eligibility
If you're an owner, occupier or rate-paying lessee of rateable property within the City of Sydney, and you are not a resident of the City of Sydney Local Government Area, you may be eligible.
Once you've checked your eligibility, please complete the relevant forms and return to the City of Sydney.
3 May 2016
- Enrolment letters sent to those who the City of Sydney CEO believes are currently entitled to be on the non-residential rolls.
4 July 2016
- Nomination cut-off date, by which corporations must make their nominations.
1 August 2016
- Election closing date, after which no-one can be added to the rolls.
10 September 2016
- Local government election date.
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Last updated: Thursday, 4 February 2016