Polling day for the next council elections will be Saturday 19 March 2016. Residents will vote for a divisional councillor and a mayor (who is elected across the region).
Local government elections are conducted every four years by the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ). Voting is compulsory as outlined in the Local Government Electoral Act 2011
Enquiries about council elections and results should be directed to ECQ or by phoning 1300 881 665. On ECQ's website residents can:
- Enrol to vote
- Check enrolment details
- Check voting options, including polling booth locations and pre-polling voting
- Check divisional boundary information.
Information for candidates
Information for candidates is also available from ECQ as well as from the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (DILGP) .
DILGP are running information sessions for prospective candidates throughout October and November 2015. The DILGP website and 2016 Local Government Elections Facebook page have more details or you can phone 13QGOV (137468).
Divisional boundary review
New divisional boundaries for the region will take effect from 19 March 2016 (Election Day). More information about boundary changes for the Sunshine Coast, including boundary maps, is available from ECQ .