Local government elections 2022

Local government election tagline - Make your mark. Vote local.

Voting information

Local government elections are conducted by postal ballot. Voting is now compulsory.

HCC elector poll

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.

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Local government elections now compulsory

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.

Learn more (media release from Minister, 2 June 2022)  

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The 2022 elections

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.

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Election calendar

Saturday 3 September

Notice of election published

Monday 5 September

Candidate nominations open

Thursday 8 September

Electoral rolls close

12 noon
Monday 19 September

Candidate nominations close

12 noon
Tuesday 20 September

Announcement of nominations

Monday 3 October

Polling opens

Monday 3 to Friday 7 October

Postal ballot packs delivered to electors

Tuesday 25 October

Close of poll

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Considering standing as a candidate?

 Nominations closed at 12 noon, Monday 19 September 2022. King Island councillor vacancy nomination s 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.

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Who can vote?

  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.

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Tasmania's local government councils

Tasmania has 29 councils.

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Who represents you?

Use this simple search tool to see who currently represents you at each level of government.

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Reporting of electoral advertising

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.

Find the apropriate information manuals and forms for use below.

  Candidate's advertising return

  Printer's return and manual

  Publisher's return and manual

Complete one form for each publication.

  Broadcaster's return and manual

Complete one form for each broadcast.

Related information

Voting information

Local government elections are conducted by postal ballot...

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Your candidates

Candidates by council. Includes candidate statements...

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Check your enrolment, update your details, or enrol to vote...
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Information for candidates

Handbook + other information...

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Local government areas

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

Map [PDF, 2.0MB]  
Previous elections

Results of previous elections.
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