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Local Government Election

The next Local Government Election in Port Stephens is scheduled for Saturday, 14 September 2024.

The election will be conducted to elect a popularly elected Mayor and 9 councillors.  Of the 9 councillors, there are 3 elected from each Ward across the local government area: East Ward, Central Ward and West Ward. View the ward boundary map that will come into effect at the next election in September 2024.

Key dates and information about the election are available here.

Election signage information

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 details when electoral signage is not permitted. Further information is available here.

In addition to the information above, please also visit the NSW Electoral Commission's website for all election signage requirements.

Register of electoral funding

Council is required to provide public access to the disclosure declarations lodged with the NSW Electoral Commission by Mayor and Councillors. This is in accordance with:

  • Local Government and Planning Legislation Amendment (Political Donations) Act 2009
  • Local Government Act 1993
  • Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979.

The disclosure declarations are required to be lodged with the NSW Electoral Commission by the Mayor and each Councillor within the Commission's specified timeframe.