2024 Local Government Elections


Berrigan Shire Council is governed by 8 Councillors who are elected to represent the Council area, which includes Barooga, Berrigan, Finley and Tocumwal.

Our Councillors are elected for a 4-year term of office, however in 2021 Councillors were elected for a shorter term due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Information about the 2024 elections, including information for prospective candidate's, can be found across the various information tabs on this page.

You can also find information on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

Condisdering Running for Council? 

Candidates are advised to closely monitor the NSWEC website and social media channels for updates on the election. The Electoral Commission are the key source of information and management for the 2024 Local Government election.

They also offer handy resources about becoming a candidate, including understanding essential information and your legal obligations, the registration process to initiate campaigning, managing campaign finances, navigating the nominations process, creating electoral material, and ensuring compliance with disclosures and electoral expenditure regulations. You can find out more here.

A list of important dates, including nomination deadlines, can also be found in our 'key dates' tab on this page.

Electoral Commission Webinars

The NSW Electoral Commission will conduct a series of webinars for candidates and other political participants in the lead-up to the 2024 NSW Local Government elections.

Find out the key dates, or watch past webinars here.

Speaking with Council

If you are interested in obtaining information about being a councillor and would like to speak to council directly, please contact Keelan McDonald, Communications, Marketing and Engagement Coordinator (keelanm@berriganshire.nsw.gov.au or 03 5888 5100) to be put in contact with Karina Ewer, Chief Executive Officer.

Helpful information on being a councillor can also be found on the NSW Office of Local Government website.

Further Information

For more information on becoming a councillor and what is required of the role, please visit the following resources: