Elections, caretaker protocol & hints for candidates

Election information

All local government elections are managed by Electoral Commission Queensland (ECQ). If you have any questions relating to elections, please contact the ECQ

Caretaker protocol

During the 'caretaker period', a number of restrictions apply. The 'caretaker period' extends from when nominations are called for the quadrennial election, until the declaration of the polls.

For more information please refer to the 2.24 Caretaker Period Protocol.

Information for prospective candidates

The role of a Councillor is a demanding one. It requires knowledge of local government systems, an interest in people and a willingness to invest time and energy in serving the needs and interests of the local community.

The following link from the Department of Local Government, Racing and Multicultural Affairs may be useful for prospective candidates: Local Government elections.

Last Updated: Friday, 06 September 2019 14:59
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