Notice of Election
Announcement of Nominations
Close of Polling
The Candidate Information Booklet is an important reference for intending candidates.
If you would like a hard copy, copies are available from the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) office, 169 Main Road, Moonah. Alternatively, call the TEC on 1800 801 701 and we will post one to you.
Changes to advertising reporting requirements and expenditure limit
The Local Government (General) Regulations 2015 have recently been amended and come into force on 1 August 2018.
These amendments have resulted in:
Please refer to the Advertising section of this booklet for more information.
Each candidate must declare their electoral advertising costs in this form and lodge it with the TEC after the elections. Even if a candidate has not spend any money on advertising, they are required to complete this form.
Failure to complete and return this form is an offence under the Local Government Act 1993.
The Nomination Form and online Candidate Statement may only be lodged once nominations open on Monday 10 September.
Anyone who is enrolled on the State roll for an address in a municipal area, is automatically enrolled for the municipal area as well.
Other people who own or occupy land in the municipal area, or are the nominated representatives of a corporate body which owns or occupies land in the municipal area, are also eligible to enrol, but must lodge an application with the General Manager.
Tasmania is divided into 29 municipal areas, with each area having a governing council consisting of between 7 and 12 councillors. Each council is chaired by a mayor and has a deputy mayor.
Elections for Tasmania's 29 councils will be conducted by full postal ballot every four years. The next Local Government elections will be held during September and October 2018.
Uniquely, Tasmanian Local Government elections are conducted by postal ballot - election material (including the ballot paper) is personally mailed directly to each elector.