Who should register

You are an owner

  • If you own rateable property (residential or business) by yourself or with others within the City of Sydney Local Government Area.
  • If your enrolled residential address is not within the City of Sydney Local Government Area (you can check online where you are enrolled).

You are an occupier

  • If you occupy rateable property (residential or business) by yourself or with others within the City of Sydney Local Government Area.
  • If you pay $4,000 or more a year by yourself or with others in rent and have occupied for at least 3 months.
  • If your enrolled residential address is not within the City of Sydney Local Government Area (you can check online where you are enrolled).

You are a rate-paying lessee

  • If you lease rateable property (residential or business) by yourself or with others within the City of Sydney Local Government Area.
  • If you have been paying lease costs of at least $4,000 a year by yourself or with others for at least 3 months which includes a contribution towards rates. If you are unsure whether you pay a contribution towards rates it is likely that you are not a rate-paying lessee, but may be an occupier (see above).
  • If your enrolled residential address is not within the City of Sydney Local Government Area (you can check online where you are enrolled).

Check your eligibility  

Nominations

You may nominate or participate in the nomination of up to 2 representatives to join the register (regardless of how many properties you own, occupy or lease). Your nominated representatives must be company secretaries or directors or the equivalent (for example an office holder of a trade union registered under the Industrial Relations Act 1996 (NSW)). The enrolled residential address of nominated representatives must not be within the City of Sydney Local Government Area and they must be otherwise eligible to be on the roll.

What is rateable property?

Rateable property for the purposes of the register is all property in the City’s Local Government Area on which rates are, or are due to be levied, excluding property used primarily for storage and not for human occupation (i.e. utility lots/car spaces). This includes both business rated and residential rated property.

While utility lots are rateable property, they are excluded from the definition of rateable property for the purposes of the register and rolls (e.g. strata car spaces) according to the legislation.

I’m 17 but will be 18 on the polling day of the election, so am I entitled to be included?

You can be included on the non-residential register at any age, but eligibility to vote will be determined by New South Wales Electoral Commission when they verify our rolls.

I have already registered to vote in the previous election, am I required to complete the forms? 

Yes. Previously you would have registered to vote with the New South Wales Electoral Commission. Changes to the City of Sydney Act 1988 by the NSW Government have made it compulsory for certain non-residents to be entered on a register created and maintained by the City of Sydney. For this reason we require you to complete the forms and mail them to us.

 

Last updated: Wednesday, 29 June 2016