Local government
by-elections 2024

Glenorchy City and Sorell councils logos

Information for candidates

If you wish to stand as a candidate in these by-elections, nominations are open and close at 12 noon on Tuesday 28 May 2024.

To complete the nomination process, you need to submit one nomination form and one (optional) candidate statement. These forms are separate and can be completed at any time during the nomination period. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that both are lodged by 12 noon, Tuesday 28 May 2024.

The elected mayors and councillors will serve until the completion of the next ordinary election, due to be held September/October 2026.

Candidate handbook

The handbook contains detailed information about local government elections, including relevant procedures, processes for nominating and submitting candidate statements, and requirements regarding campaigning.

The handbook was produced for the 2022 local government elections, and a special supplement with details about these by-elections is also available.

If you would like a hard copy of the handbook, copies are available from the:

You can also free call the TEC on 1800 801 701 and we will post one to you.

Candidate nomination

Forms must be lodged with the returning officer or the appointed electoral officer at council. You can lodge your form by post, in person, by fax or by email. Details are provided in the dropdown menu below.

The TEC's preferred method is by email with attachment to nominations@tec.tas.gov.au

Candidate statements

Candidates are encouraged to provide a candidate statement and a photograph, which the TEC will include in the postal ballot pack sent to all electors in the local government area.

Your statement and photograph can only be provided via the online form below.

Further information about candidate statements is provided on page 5 of the candidate handbook.

Candidate's advertising return

All candidates must declare advertising expenditure by lodging an electoral advertising return no later than 45 days after the day on which the certificate of election is issued.

It is an offence not to complete and lodge a return with the Electoral Commissioner.

Related information

Local government areas

Map of Tasmania's local government (municipal) boundaries.

Map [PDF, 2.0MB]  
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A record of past by-elections and recounts.

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Media releases

Latest news from the TEC.

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