Polling day for the next council elections will be Saturday 16 April 2016. Residents will vote for six councillors and one mayor (who is elected across the region).
Local government elections are conducted every four years by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ). Voting is compulsory as outlined in the Local Government Electoral Act 2011.
Enquiries about council elections and results should be directed to ECQ or by phoning 1300 881 665.
On ECQ's website residents can:
- Enrol to vote
- Check enrolment details
- Check voting options, including polling booth locations and pre-polling voting
- Check divisional boundary information.
ECQ has provided information about voting and working at the election.
Information for candidates
Information for candidates is also available from ECQ as well as from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) .
DILGP conducted information sessions for prospective candidates throughout October and November 2015. If you weren't able to make a session, the presentation slides are available on the DILGP website.
You can also access more information on the 2016 Local Government Elections Facebook page or by phoning 13QGOV (137468).
Run an honest campaign
The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) and the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) made a joint statement encouraging candidates at the 2016 Local Government Election to run an honest campaign.
The video statement outlines the key messages in this statement, as well as information from the Electoral Commission Queensland, the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and the LGAQ for candidates.
Information on election signs
For candidates wishing to obtain information in relation to election signage, please review the Placement of Temporary Signs Policy and complete the Approval Application - Temporary Signage form.
The Placement of Election Signs on Roads Information Sheet also provides a guide to Council requirements for suitable locations for the placement of election signs on roads.