In South Australia, whole of state council elections (called periodic elections) are held every four years for all 68 councils except the Municipal Council of Roxby Downs, which operates under its own administration.

The next periodic council elections will take place in November 2022.

If an elected position on a council becomes vacant in between periodic elections, ECSA may conduct a supplementary election (often described as a ‘by-election’). A vacancy can occur due to death, illness, resignation, or any other circumstances according to the Local Government Act 1999.

For general information about becoming a candidate for a elected position on a council, visit our resources for council candidates page.

For more information about council elections, including who is eligible to vote and how the elections are conducted, visit our  council election fast facts.

Current elections

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Past council elections results and reports

For information about past council elections view our council election reports or past council election results and statistics.