Non-residential register and rolls

Non-residential register and rolls

Registration for occupiers

Complete our new and simple registration form for occupiers of property.

Application for occupiers
(PDF 75.3 KB)

What is the non-residential register and rolls?

  • The register contains the details of people that are not residents of the City of Sydney but who may be entitled to vote as non-residents 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 City of Sydney Local Government Area. This includes people and nominees of corporations.
  • The register contains the name, address, date of birth, gender and other details as required in order to determine who has an entitlement to vote.
  • The register is maintained by the City of Sydney. At election time, 2 rolls are created from the register and provided to the New South Wales Electoral Commission for verification – one containing non-residential owners of rateable property and the other containing non-residential occupiers and rate-paying lessees of rateable property.

Why does the register exist?

Changes to the City of Sydney Act 1988 by the New South Wales Government have made it compulsory for the City of Sydney to establish and maintain a register of all those who may be entitled to vote as non-residents in City of Sydney local government elections.

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.  

Check your eligibility  

Register now?

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

And you:

  • live outside the City of Sydney Local Government Area

Then you may be required to provide your details for the non-residential register and you may be eligible to vote at future City of Sydney elections.

You can download community language translations about the non-residential and business register.

Update your details

If your ownership, occupancy or personal details change please complete form G and email it to

How do I find further information about the September 2016 local government election?

For further information, visit Vote NSW.

Electoral register and rolls methodology and program plan

In August 2015 Council unanimously endorsed a detailed methodology and program plan to guide the development of the non-residential register and roll.

A total of 22,972 non-residential voters have been verified by the NSW Electoral Commission to vote at the 2016 City of Sydney election held on 10 September 2016.

Our fact sheet provides information about the non-residential register and rolls results and outcomes.


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Non-residential registration forms 

You can download forms A, B, C, D, E, F and G below.

If you have any problems downloading the forms, please email our Customer Service team:

Please note: If you are required to attach documentation with your form, it needs to be a certified copy of the original documents.

Downloads – registration forms Document Downloads
Downloads – registration forms
Form A PDF 298.4 KB Download
Form A (occupier) PDF 300.1 KB Download
Form A (rate-paying lessee) PDF 299.3 KB Download
Form B PDF 308.0 KB Download
Form C PDF 312.4 KB Download
Form D PDF 328.5 KB Download
Form E PDF 300.6 KB Download
Form F PDF 371.3 KB Download
Form G (change of details) PDF 299.9 KB Download

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Last updated: Wednesday, 13 September 2017