Recent amendments to the Local Government Act 1993 mean that voting in local government elections is now compulsory for all electors on the State roll.
Elections, conducted by postal ballot, will be held to fill councillor, mayor and deputy mayor positions for all 29 local councils statewide. Each council has between 7 and 12 councillors (including a mayor and deputy) who will be elected for a four-year term of office.
Notice of election published
Candidate nominations open
Electoral rolls close
Candidate nominations close
Announcement of nominations
Postal ballot packs delivered to electors
Close of poll
The handbook contains election information and details on procedures, as well as requirements regarding campaigning, nominating and submitting candidate statements.
If you would like a hard copy of the handbook, copies are available from the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC) office, 169 Main Road, Moonah. Alternatively, free call the TEC on 1800 801 701 and we will post one to you.
The Advertising Return is a record of your spending during the campaign, made for transparency. Legislation does not provide for refunds of this expenditure.
Some answers to frequently asked questions and important points regarding recent changes to electoral advertising can be found below.
Anyone who is enrolled on the State roll for an address in a municipal area is required to vote in that Council election.
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 has 29 councils, including 6 city councils.
Use this simple search tool to learn who currently represents you at each level of government.
Check your enrolment, update your details, or enrol to vote...
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Map of Tasmania's local government (municipal) boundaries.Map [PDF, 2.0MB]
Results of previous elections.
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