Candidates, printers, publishers, and broadcasters are required to submit an electoral advertising return with the TEC, reporting particulars of election related advertising. Learn more
Local government elections are conducted by postal ballot. Voting is now compulsory.
Polling closed at 2pm Tuesday 25 October 2022.
Final return rate for postal votes by council and region.
Tuesday 25 OctoberAt 2pm:
Wednesday 26 October
Large candidate fields may delay some final outcomes until Thursday 27 October
Thursday 27 October
Wednesday 26 October - Wednesday 2 November
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
To ensure your vote is received by the returning officer by 2pm this Tuesday 25 October, drop your completed declaration envelope into the ballot box at your local council.
Hobart City Council electors will also receive an elector poll ballot in their postal voting pack regarding the relocation of the University of Tasmania's Sandy Bay campus to the CBD.
Nominations closed at 12 noon, Monday 19 September 2022. King Island councillor vacancy nomination closed 12 noon, Monday 26 September 2022.
Head to our candidate information page to learn more about becoming a candidate. There you'll find our candidate handbook, and the relevant forms and requirements regarding campaigning and nominating.
Rolls for the 2022 local government elections closed at 6pm Thursday 8 September 2022. If you have moved recently, or other details have changed, you can still update your enrolment for future elections.
Everyone on the State roll is automatically enrolled and required to vote at the local government elections.
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, may also be eligible to enrol, but must lodge an application with the General Manager.
Use this simple search tool to see who currently represents you at each level of government.
Candidates, printers, publishers, and broadcasters are required to submit an electoral advertising return with the TEC, reporting particulars of election related advertising.
These returns must be returned no later than 45 days after the day on which the returning officer gives a certificate of election.
Due date for candidate returns:
Thursday 15 December 2022 - Brighton, Central Highlands, Derwent Valley, Glamorgan-Spring Bay, Glenorchy City, Huon Valley, Kingborough, Sorell, Southern Midlands, Tasman and West Coast.
Friday 16 December 2022 - Break O’Day, Burnie City, Central Coast, Circular Head, Clarence City, Devonport City, Dorset, Flinders, George Town, Hobart City, Kentish, King Island, Latrobe, Launceston City, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Waratah-Wynyard and West Tamar.
All printers', publishers' and broadcasters' returns are due by Friday 16 December 2022.
Find the apropriate information manuals and forms for use below.
Complete one form for each publication.
Complete one form for each broadcast.
Local government elections are conducted by postal ballot...Learn more
Candidates by council. Includes candidate statements...Learn more
Check your enrolment, update your details, or enrol to vote...
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Handbook + other information...Learn more
Map of Tasmania's local government (municipal) boundaries.Map [PDF, 2.0MB]
Results of previous elections.
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