Election Period 2024


Councils must comply with special arrangements in the lead up to elections. This is in accordance with the Local Government Act.

The Act states that the Election Period commences on the last day on which nominations for that election can be received, 12pm Tuesday, 17 September 2024; and ends at 6 pm on Election Day, Saturday, 26 October 2024. A period of 39 days.

The purpose of a Election Period

An Election Period:

  • ensures that council actions don't interfere with the election process, and the election process is conducted in an ethical, fair and equitable way.
  • safeguards the authority of the incoming council.

Council activity during the Election Period

During the election period:

  • councils are prohibited from making certain types of decisions
  • material produced by councils must not contain matter that will affect voting at the election.

Election Period Procedure(PDF, 581KB)