The 2024 Local Government elections will see a significant change in the enrolment of eligible ratepayers. This change completes the staged implementation of new entitlement arrangements, which were introduced in 2020. Owner ratepayers are no longer automatically enrolled for the election.
Instead, all eligible owner ratepayers will need to apply to council before the close of the roll to be included on the voters roll for the election.
You can apply to be a council-enrolled voter if you:
- pay rates on a property within the council area but do not reside within the council area and were not on the council roll for the most recent election or by-election
- are not an Australian citizen, but you live in and pay rates for a property in the council area
- pay rates on a property you occupy within the council area and have no other entitlement to vote in the council’s elections
- are a director or company secretary of a corporation that pays rates on a property within the council area and have no other entitlement to vote in the council’s elections.
More information on how to enrol will be available in February 2024.