2024 Local Government Elections

The 2024 NSW Local Government elections will take place on Saturday 14 September 2024.

Voting is compulsory at all NSW local government elections .




Murray River Council is governed by 9 Councillors who are elected to represent the Council area across 3 wards: Greater Murray, Greater Wakool and Moama.

Our Councillors are elected for a 4-year term of office, however in 2021 Councillors were elected for a shorter term due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Information about the 2024 elections, including information for prospective candidate's, can be found across the various information tabs on this page.

You can also find information on the NSW Electoral Commission website.




Updated ward boundaries

A new ward boundary realignment was endorsed by Council on Tuesday 26 September 2023. The updated wards will come into place for the September 2024 local government elections.

Why did Council change the ward boundaries?

The NSW Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) requires councils to review ward boundaries to ensure that the difference in the number of electors across each ward does not exceed 10 per cent. The balance of the electors in each Ward was misaligned beyond these figures, and as such Council developed a proposal to address this.

The new wards shown on the map on this page, bring our three wards – Greater Murray, Greater Wakool and Moama – back within 10 per cent or less variance.

The 2024 NSW Local Government elections will take place on Saturday 14 September 2024.

Voting is compulsory at all NSW local government elections .




Murray River Council is governed by 9 Councillors who are elected to represent the Council area across 3 wards: Greater Murray, Greater Wakool and Moama.

Our Councillors are elected for a 4-year term of office, however in 2021 Councillors were elected for a shorter term due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Information about the 2024 elections, including information for prospective candidate's, can be found across the various information tabs on this page.

You can also find information on the NSW Electoral Commission website.




Updated ward boundaries

A new ward boundary realignment was endorsed by Council on Tuesday 26 September 2023. The updated wards will come into place for the September 2024 local government elections.

Why did Council change the ward boundaries?

The NSW Local Government Act 1993 (the Act) requires councils to review ward boundaries to ensure that the difference in the number of electors across each ward does not exceed 10 per cent. The balance of the electors in each Ward was misaligned beyond these figures, and as such Council developed a proposal to address this.

The new wards shown on the map on this page, bring our three wards – Greater Murray, Greater Wakool and Moama – back within 10 per cent or less variance.

Page last updated: 11 Jun 2024, 09:15 AM