The NSW Electoral Commission has a range of informative material regarding the becoming a candidate, election processes, your legal obligations, registration of electoral material, disclosure of political donations and electoral expenditure.
NSW Electoral Commission website
The Office of Local Government (OLG) have a wide range of resources for people considering becoming a candidate. Information includes thorough information about becoming and being a councillor, roles and responsibilities as a Councillor as well as information regarding eligibility and the nomination process. The guides provided by the OLG have been prepared as an introduction to the role of councillors and the operation of councils.
Office of Local Government website
For specific links to NSW Electoral Commission and Office of Local Government material click on the 'Becoming a Councillor Information' fact sheet.
Becoming a Councillor Factsheet(PDF, 31KB)
Below is a presentation by Narrabri Shire Council for interested Narrabri Shire community members on becoming a Councillor.
The purpose of this presentation is to provide community members an insight into:
- The roles and responsibilities of becoming a Councillor
- How Local Government works
- Process in standing for election
- Where to access more information
Narrabri Shire Council: Becoming a Councillor
With the timing of this Local Government ordinary election over the Christmas and New Year, the following is the draft schedule of inductions, briefings and when and how Councillors will gain access to Council issued IT equipment.
Councillor Induction and Briefing Schedule 2022(PDF, 699KB)