Local Government By-Election

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Residents in two wards of Murray River Council will go back to the polls on 26 February for the Local Government By-Election.

The By-Election will be held to fill the two vacant seats in Greater Murray and Greater Wakool Wards.

Moama Ward residents do not need to vote as all 3 seats were filled in the December election.

Residents who are unsure of their wards can check their enrollment status on the Australian Electoral Commission website.


To nominate for councillor, you must lodge a nomination form and $125 nomination deposit from Monday, 17 January 2022 to 12 noon Thursday, 27 January 2022. More information in the 'Updates' tab on this page.

Residents in two wards of Murray River Council will go back to the polls on 26 February for the Local Government By-Election.

The By-Election will be held to fill the two vacant seats in Greater Murray and Greater Wakool Wards.

Moama Ward residents do not need to vote as all 3 seats were filled in the December election.

Residents who are unsure of their wards can check their enrollment status on the Australian Electoral Commission website.


To nominate for councillor, you must lodge a nomination form and $125 nomination deposit from Monday, 17 January 2022 to 12 noon Thursday, 27 January 2022. More information in the 'Updates' tab on this page.

  • Nominating as a candidate

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    If you intend to nominate as a candidate, you'll find all the details on the Murray River by-election page on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

    Below is also quick overview of what you need to do:

    How to nominate

    To nominate for councillor, you must lodge a nomination form and $125 nomination deposit from Monday, 17 January 2022 to 12 noon Thursday, 27 January 2022.

    You can lodge the nomination at the office of the Returning Officer: 6 Meninya Street, Moama 2731

    Note: Offices will not be open on Australia Day, Wednesday, 26 January 2022.

    Candidate information sheets

    Every candidate is required to lodge the candidate information sheet which is included in the nomination form.

    Where to get a nomination form

    Nomination forms and other important nomination and electoral information are available from the NSW Electoral Commission at elections.nsw.gov.au.

    You must also register as a candidate for funding purposes

    In addition to being nominated, candidates must be registered before accepting political donations or making payments for electoral expenditure.

    The last date for registration is Thursday, 27 January 2022. If you registered as a candidate for a previous election, you must reapply to be registered for this by-election.

    To learn more go to elections.nsw.gov.au/funding-and-disclosure or email fdc@elections.nsw.gov.au.


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