Photo of David Galloway and Leanne Barnes at briefing session for potential council candidates.
PUT YOUR HAND UP:  Council's Manager Corporate Government and Performance David Galloway with Facilitator for Local Government NSW Leanne Barnes at a recent briefing session for potential candidates in Wagga Wagga.


Still time to stand for your local council

Published: 26 Jun 2024 11:34am

Registrations are still open for anyone wanting to stand for their local council at the NSW Local Government elections on Saturday 14 September.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s Manager Corporate Government and Performance David Galloway said anyone passionate about their community should consider putting up their hand.

“There are plenty or resources out there for anyone interested in learning what’s involved in being a councillor,” Mr Galloway said.

“A free briefing session held last week was a great success, with potential candidates really engaged.

“They had a chance to talk with Office of Local Government NSW facilitator Leanne Barnes, who has had experience as a councillor and mayor, as well as Wagga Wagga councillors Michael Henderson and Tim Koschel.”

Mr Galloway said anyone considering standing for council should attend a Council meeting to see first-hand how it actually works.

“There are also several webinars being held by the NSW Electoral Commission that will help explain subjects like nominating, electoral material compliance and candidate workers and scrutineers,” Mr Galloway said.

“Other things potential candidates can do include reading Council’s business papers and visiting Wagga Wagga City Council’s website for becoming a councillor.”

Important Dates


You must be registered to accept political donations or pay for electoral expenditure. Registrations are now open and will close 12pm, Wednesday 14 August 2024.


To have your name on a ballot paper, you must be nominated as a candidate. This is a separate process from being registered.

To be nominated you must be enrolled to vote in the area for which you are standing by 6pm on Monday 5 August 2024, and have the support of a registered political party or two electors from the Wagga Wagga LGA.

Nominations open on Monday 5 August 2024, and close 12pm on Wednesday 14 August 2024.

Election day:

Saturday, 14 September 2024