2021 election

The election for the City of Sydney council was held on Saturday 4 December.

People walking in front of Sydney Town Hall.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NSW Government postponed the 2020 Local Government elections.

The election for the City of Sydney Council was held on Saturday 4 December 2021. Final election results have been declared by the NSW Electoral Commission.

Local government elections in NSW are normally held every 4 years. However, due to the 2020 election being postponed the new Council will serve for 2 years and 9 months.

The next City of Sydney election will be held on Saturday 14 September 2024.

Electors for the City of Sydney local government election include enrolled residents and verified non-residents of the City of Sydney.

Voting is compulsory

Voting at local government elections is compulsory in New South Wales.

Failure to vote

Revenue NSW is currently issuing penalty notices to anyone who did not respond to the NSW Electoral Commission failure to vote notices.

The City of Sydney has no authority over these notices and cannot excuse the associated fines.

If you wish to query the penalty notice contact Revenue NSW as explained in the notice or speak to the NSW Electoral Commission on 1300 135 736.

Non-resident voters can update their contact details with the City of Sydney by email to [email protected].