Council Elections

The NSW Government has made the decision to postpone the September 2020 local government elections in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. The NSW local government elections have now been scheduled for Saturday 4 September 2021.

Read more on the NSW Electorial Commission website.

Election Results

Elections were previously held on Saturday 9 September 2017 for Lord Mayor and councillors of City of Newcastle. The election results can be found on the NSWEC - Results website.

Find out more about who was elected to City of Newcastle

What happens if I didn't vote?

You will most likely receive a $55 fine. Council does not issue the fines and cannot overturn them. More information about penalties for not voting is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.