Local government elections enrolment


Who can vote in local government elections?

  Rolls for the 2021 Brighton Council by-elections closed at 6pm Thursday 15 July 2021.

  Rolls for the 2021 Glenorchy City, Kingborough and West Coast councils by-elections have closed.


Are you on the state electoral roll?

If you are currently on the electoral roll, you are automatically on the local government roll for the municipal area (council) in which your enrolled address is located.

If you are eligible to be on the state electoral roll but are not correctly enrolled, you can:

To be enrolled correctly we need to have received your completed enrolment form before the close of rolls for an election.

What if I have a shack or a shop—or if I’m not an Australian citizen?

You are also eligible to be on the local government roll if:

  • you own or occupy land in a municipal area different from where you are enrolled on the state electoral roll, or
  • you are the nominated representative of a corporate body which owns or occupies land in the municipal area.

To enrol under these special provisions you need to complete the appropriate enrolment form:

To be enrolled under these special provisions you need to ensure that the General Manager for the Council in which you are enrolling has your completed enrolment form before the close of rolls for an election.


Voting in Tasmanian local government elections is not compulsory.