City of Newcastle Councillor information sessions

02 Jul 2021

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 two candidate information sessions on 6 July before the 4 August deadline for candidates to register with the NSW Electoral Commission.

The next local government general election will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021.

The sessions allow 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.

These sessions will be facilitated by Jenny Dowell, who previously held the role as a Lismore Councillor for 12 years and was the Mayor of Lismore between 2008 and 2016.

The sessions can be attended in-person at City of Newcastle’s Council Chambers at the City Administration Centre, 12 Stewart Avenue Newcastle Wests or via zoom. Registration is essential.


Tuesday 6 July 2021 - 2pm to 5pm
Tuesday 6 July 2021 - 6pm to 9pm