City of Newcastle Councillor information sessions

10 May 2024

Are you interested in representing your community as a Councillor?

Becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to represent your community and the interests of City of Newcastle's residents by providing leadership and guidance to the community.

City of Newcastle is hosting a candidate information session on Monday 27 May 2024.

The nomination period for candidates for an election in a local government area or ward ends at noon Wednesday, 14 August with the next local government general election to be held 14 September. 

The session allows people to identify key requirements of becoming a Councillor, understand the rules and processes for registering as a candidate and running a campaign and to understand the role of Council, Councillors and the key elements of council meetings.

The session will be facilitated by Maire Sheehan, who held the role as Mayor of Leichhardt between 1999 and 2004, and previously as Councillor.

The session can be attended in-person at City of Newcastle’s Council Chambers at the City Administration Centre, 12 Stewart Avenue Newcastle West.

 Date: Monday, 27 May 2024.

Time: 5.30pm - 9.00pm (doors to open at 5pm).

Venue: Council Chambers, City Administration Centre, 12 Stewart Avenue Newcastle West.


The session will run for approximately 3.5 hours, and will be delivered in person, however the option to attend online for those unable to make it in person is available.

More information about local government election can be found here 2024 NSW Local Government elections - NSW Electoral Commission.