Inner West Council Elections

Election day, Saturday 9 September 2017

On Saturday 9 September 2017 Inner West Council will hold elections to elect 15 new councillors. The community will elect 3 councillors for each of the 5 wards shown at the bottom of this page. Please visit the NSW Electoral Commission website for details on polling places for election day. Information on pre-poll will be available from August 2017.

Enrol to vote

Are you registered on the electoral roll?

To be eligible to vote in the Inner West Council elections you must be registered by 6pm, 31 July 2017.

Not sure if you’re on the roll? You can check your enrolment details by visiting the Vote NSW website 'check my enrolment' webpage .

What if I am overseas or away on election day?

If you will be overseas or interstate on election day, you should apply for a postal vote, or attend a pre-poll voting centre before you leave.

Pre-poll voting is open from Monday 28 August to Friday 8 September. Voting is not possible at any overseas embassies or interstate offices. Find out more about pre-poll voting here.

Depending on your date of departure, you can choose for postal voting packs to be sent to your home address, or any address you nominate within Australia or overseas.

Non-residential enrolment

Persons who are not a resident in a council area may apply to be enrolled to vote if they meet the criteria of the applications for the non-residential roll.

There are two different applications for inclusion on the non-residential roll:

Claims for inclusion on the non-residential roll must be submitted to Council by 6pm, 31 July 2017. For more information visit the Vote NSW residential rolls web page.

If you have any questions about non-residential rolls for Inner West Council, please contact Council’s election hotline on 9367 9121 or

Nominating to be a candidate

Are you interested in becoming a candidate for the upcoming Inner West Council elections? Don't know what’s involved in being a councillor? Click here to view Council's Candidate Information Package (PDF 932.6KB)

Council will hold two candidate information sessions:

  • Thursday 20 July, commencing at 6.30pm at Leichhardt Service Centre, 7-15 Wetherill Street, Leichhardt
  • Tuesday 15 August, commencing at 6.30pm at Ashfield Service Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

Please advise Council if your plan to attend these sessions by emailing

Why should I stand for Council?

Inner West Council encourages diversity among its councillors. The following brochures from the Office of Local Government encourage a diverse range of candidates for councils:

The NSW Electoral Commission provides videos, presentations and information on the six steps to becoming a candidate for local government elections.

Visit the Vote NSW website for more information on candidates and groups.

If you have any questions about the role of a Councillor on Inner West Council please contact Council's election hotline on 9367 9121 or

How do I apply to work at the 2017 council elections?

Information on working at the elections can be found at Vote NSW 'work at these elections' page or ring the NSW Electoral Commission on 1300 135 736.

Ward map

Inner West Council has 5 wards: Leichhardt, Balmain, Stanmore, Ashfield, Marrickville. There will be 3 councillors elected per ward.

Click on the map for a more detailed map with street cut-offs.

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