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Electoral information

Port Stephens Local Government Election postponed

The NSW Government has advised the 2020 Local Government Election has been postponed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Further information will be provided once the new date is known. The current Mayor and Councillors will continue to hold civic office until the next local government elections are held.

For more information about the election, please visit NSW Electoral Commission.


Voting at the local government election is compulsory for Australian citizens. Check your enrolment status.

Not voting may incur a $55 fine issued by the NSW Electoral Commission.

Where do I vote?

Port Stephens is divided into 3 Wards — West Ward, Central Ward and East Ward. Residents vote to elect a Mayor and 3 councillors to represent their respective ward.

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.

Previous election results


Governance Manager/Public Officer
Phone: 4988 0255 
Fax: 4988 0130
Email: council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au
Address: PO Box 42, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324