Local Government Elections



Council Elections


Local Government Election are taking place this October.  Tasmanian councils are the closest level of government to the community. They are responsible for representing the interests of their communities and delivering local services and infrastructure.

The local government elections give everyone the opportunity to nominate to become a councillor or elect councillors who you think best represent you. Changes to the legislation earlier this year mean that voting in local government elections is now compulsory.

To ensure your enrolment details are up to date or to find out more information about nominating, please visit: www.lgat.tas.gov.au/council-elections


Key Dates

  • Notice of election: 3rd September 2022
  • Candidate nominations open: 5th September 2022
  • Candidate nomination close: 19th September 2022
  • Polling Period: 3rd – 25th October 2022*
  • Closing Day 25th October

* This may be extended by the TEC.


View Video HERE


Key Information

LGAT Candidate Handbook


For more information visit the LGAT or TEC websites


Candidate Information Sessions for George Town Council 

Wednesday 17th August 2022 | 1:30pm - 3:30pm at The George Town Council Chambers
BOOK HERE - Women's Candidate Information Session


Thursday 18th August 2022 | 5:15pm - 7:15pm at the George Town Council Chambers


Friday 19th August 2022 | 9:30am - 11:30am at The George Town Council Chambers