NSW Local Government Elections are conducted every four years and voting is compulsory. Singleton Council has a popularly elected Mayor, together with nine councillors.

The next general election will be held on Saturday 12 September 2020 and will be facilitated by the NSW Electoral Commission. For all information including key dates and registering as a candidate please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website.

All elected members must lodge a declaration listing all political donations received and electoral expenditure incurred. A register of these declarations is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.


Voting is compulsory for all residents and fines may apply for not voting. To check you are correctly enrolled or to obtain an enrolment form visit the Electoral Commission website, phone 1300 135 736 or get a form from any Australia Post Office.


If you are passionate about what happens in Singleton community, becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of our residents. Council is responsible for making significant decisions that have a far-reaching impact on our community.

The Stand for Your Community Candidate Guide provides all you need to know about becoming a Councillor.

Click here for more information on nominating as a candidate.

Information regarding candidate information sessions will be made available in the coming months.  To express an interest in attending an information session please contact Council on (02) 6578 7290 or council@singleton.nsw.gov.au.


This facility allows electors to register for an email and/or SMS to be sent whenever a Local Government or State Parliamentary (not Federal Government) election event for which you are enrolled is pending. The information provided will also be used by the NSW Electoral Commission to contact citizens as part of electoral enrolment and/or election event processes.

Register for the reminder service


The NSW Electoral Commission offers opportunities to work at state and local government elections. Work is available on election day and throughout the election period, the weeks before and after election day.

Working at an election is a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet people, while you also play a valuable part in contributing to democracy. The NSW Electoral Commission look for staff to work as election officials during the election period. Staff receive training, support and a competitive pay rate.

The NSW Electoral Commission is currently looking for people to apply to work at the NSW State Election.

Click here for more information.