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Local Government Elections 2018

The 2018 Local Government Elections will be held in October 2018

Local Government Elections

Local Government is the third tier of government in Tasmania.  Tasmania is divided into 29 municipal areas, with each area having a governing council.  Council elections are held every four years, when all councillors from each council in Tasmania vacate their positions and nominations are called for these vacancies.

Councils have a significant impact on the lives of all Tasmanians, enabling the economic, social and cultural development of the community, supporting individuals and groups, and providing a wide range of services for the wellbeing of the community.

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Candidate forum

Members of the community are invited to attend a forum to hear the views of candidates who are seeking election to the office of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor for the Central Coast Council.

The forum will be held in the Gawler Room at the Ulverstone Civic Centre on Tuesday 9 October and will commence at 7.00pm. The forum will be chaired by James McCormack, Chairman of Switch Tasmania.

The forum will conclude with a light supper where candidates will be available for members of the public to ask questions on a one-on-one basis.

If you would like to attend the forum, please forward your RSVP by 4.30pm on Monday 8 October either by calling 6429 8900 or email to [email protected].


Voting in the Local Government elections is not compulsory and is conducted by postal ballot.  Local Government elections have a ‘Polling Period’ which runs for approximately three (3) weeks.  Voters receive a postal ballot pack at their enrolled address and have three weeks to complete and return their vote to the Returning Officer at the Council.

For your vote to be counted, please ensure that you post your Ballot Pack back in the reply paid envelope to reach the Returning Officer before close of polling. The polling period for the 2018 elections is from the week of 8 October to 10.00am on Tuesday 30 October 2018.

It is important to remember that when voting, successful candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor must also be elected as Councillors to be able to accept the office of Mayor or Deputy Mayor.

Electoral Officers for the Central Coast Council (for the issue of supplementary ballot papers) are Lou Brooke, Executive Services Officer; Lisa Mackrill, Administrative Assistant Organisational Services and Lynn Wright, Customer Service Officer (Penguin Service Centre).

For more information regarding your Ballot Pack CLICK HERE.

2018 Election Timetable








For further information on Voting, CLICK HERE.