Your Council Elections

Local Government elections are held every four years. Elections provide an opportunity to elect a Mayor as well as representatives for each Council ward.

The next Local Governmnent Election will take place in November 2018.


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2018 Council Elections Nominate

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

If you are eligible to vote in your local council elections, you may also be eligible to stand for a position on council.

Becoming a councillor presents the opportunity to influence local directions and create long term, positive outcomes within your community and for fellow residents.

Being a councillor is a rewarding challenge; one which requires commitment, responsibility and accountability.

In fact, councils actively encourage nominations from people from diverse backgrounds to ensure that a wide range of views are being represented.

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.

If you consider yourself to be invested in the future of your community, are willing to learn and participate, and prepared to contribute strategically to decision making processes that benefit your broader community, then you should explore what it takes to be a councillor and nominate yourself for council elections.

If you are interested in representing the people of your community on council, the Electoral Commission of SA and the LGA(SA) provide a range of resources to help you understand the role and responsibilities of being a councillor.

City of Playford will run information sessions for candidates in September.



2018 Elections Vote

Votes must be received before 5pm on Friday 9 November 2018.

Voting in the Council election is done by post.

If you are on the State (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment form to join Council's supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late October 2018.

The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election in your Council ward. To find out more about each of the candidates and what they stand for go to the council elections candidate website, then complete your ballot paper and return it in the reply paid envelope.

Make a difference by participating in your Council election.

For further information on this topic, or if you have any questions, please call our helpful Customer Contact team on 8256 0333 or email us at


Authorised by Mal Hemmerling * 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park, SA 5113 * * (08) 8256 0333


If you are considering nominating in the 2018 council elections we encourage you to join one of our free briefing sessions, to find out more about councils and the responsibilities of an Elected Member.

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