Council elections


How the council elections work

Council Members are elected every four years, with elections due to be held in November 2022. Council elections give you the opportunity to vote for candidates who will represent your community. You can also nominate to become a Council Member.

Unlike State and Federal elections, it is not compulsory to vote in South Australian council elections and all voting is done by post. Enrolled voters receive a voting package through the mail and return their votes in a reply paid envelope.

To find out more about council elections and how the voting system works, visit the SA Local Government Association Council Elections page.

The rules for elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 - an act of the South Australian Parliament.

Key Dates

Event  Date
Roll Close 5pm, Friday 29 July 2022
Nomination Open Tuesday 23 August 2022
Nominations Close 12 noon, Tuesday 6 September 2022
Ballot Draw  4pm, Tuesday 6 September 
Dispatch of ballot material to electors    Friday 14 October and Thursday 20 October 2022   
Close of voting (Polling Day) 5pm, Thursday 10 November 2022
Scrutiny and Count 9am, Saturday 12 November 2022

City of Unley Wards 

The City of Unley is divided into six wards. Each ward is represented by two Councillors.

Download the PDFs below to view detailed boundary maps for each ward.

 City of Unley Ward Boundaries


Voting has recently closed for the 2022 Council Elections and official results have been declared.

For the City of Unley, Michael Hewitson AM was re-elected as Mayor. Six new ward Councillors have been elected, and six ward Councillors have returned: 

  • Mayor - Michael Hewitson AM
  • Clarence Park Ward - Don Palmer, Rebekah Rogers
  • Fullarton Ward - Peter Hughes, Jack Gaffey
  • Goodwood Ward - Georgie Hart, Chris Crabbe
  • Parkside Ward - Jennifer Bonham, Luke Doyle
  • Unley Ward - Jane Russo, Stephen Finos
  • Unley Park Ward - Monica Broniecki, Michael Rabbitt.

We welcome all new and returning Councillors to Unley Council.