Council elections

The most recent periodic council elections were held in November 2018. The next council elections will take place during November 2022.

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

Council elections allow voters the opportunity to choose who they wish to represent them on council.

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

Supplementary elections

Supplementary elections may occur when a position becomes vacant within a council. A vacancy can occur due to death, illness, resignation, or any other circumstances according to the Local Government Act 1999.

Current elections

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

The Flinders Ranges Council

District Council of Tumby Bay

District Council of Streaky Bay

City of Adelaide

To view information about candidates in a council election, including supplementary elections, visit the Local Government Association (external link).

Past council elections results and reports

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


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