Nominate for Council

Nominating for a position on council

If you are eligible to vote in your local council elections, you are probably also eligible to stand for a position on council. With very few exceptions (such as being an undischarged bankrupt, or being disqualified from holding office by a court order), you can nominate for a position on council regardless of qualifications, religion, race, gender, experience or profession. In fact, councils actively encourage nominations from people from diverse backgrounds to ensure that a wide range of views are being represented. The Local Government Association and many councils run information sessions for potential candidates.

Nomination process

Nominations for the 2018 local government elections open Tuesday 4 September 2018 and close Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 12 noon. During this time, you must complete and lodge a nomination form which is available from you council and other advertised locations. You will also be asked to lodge a 150-word candidate profile and a ‘head shoulders’ photograph which will be published on a candidates’ website.

Download the Make a Difference - Nominate for Council booklet here. 

For more information on the 2018 Council Election and information for candidates visit the  Electoral Commission of SA.  or visit the candidate resources page .

Candidate Information Sessions

If you're keen to make a difference in your community and have a say in local decision-making, why not consider standing for election as a local government elected member!

If you are interested in nominating for Council, why not attend one of our candidate briefing session and find out all the information you need to know about the nomination process and beyond.

Nominations open Tuesday 4 September 2018 and close 12 noon Tuesday 18 September 2018. 

Council will be holding sessions on:

Thursday, 23 August at 6pm
Lyndoch Branch/Office
Barossa Valley Way, LYNDOCH

Tuesday, 28 August at 10am
Nuriootpa Council Office 
43-51 Tanunda Road, NURIOOTPA 

Tuesday, 28 August at 6pm
Nuriootpa Council Office 
43-51 Tanunda Road, NURIOOTPA 

Authorised by Martin McCarthy, The Barossa Council, 43-51 Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa SA 5355.