Council Elections

The NSW Government has made the decision to postpone the September 2020 local government elections in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The NSW local government elections have now been scheduled for Saturday 4 September 2021.

Read more on the NSW Electorial Commission website.

Election Results

Elections were previously held on Saturday 9 September 2017 for Lord Mayor and councillors of City of Newcastle. The election results can be found on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Find out more about who was elected to City of Newcastle.

What happens if I didn't vote?

You will most likely receive a $55 fine. Council does not issue the fines and cannot overturn them. More information about penalties for not voting is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.