Council Elections

Council Elections provide an opportunity to vote for candidates who will represent your community. You can also nominate to stand for election as a Council Member.

2018 Elections

Councils are part of the democratic framework of Australia and the community gets the chance to elect its Council Members every four years. The next council elections will happen in November 2018.

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.

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

Key Dates

2018 Councils Elections Timetable
Roll Close 5pm, Friday 10 August 2018
Nominations Open Tuesday 4 September 2018
Nominations Close 12noon, Tuesday 18 September 2018
Mail out of voting materials Monday 22 - Friday 26 October 2018
Close of voting 5pm, Friday 9 November 2018
 

Find Your Candidate

Nominations for the 2018 Council Elections closed at 12noon Tuesday 18 September.
 
The nominations listed below have been received for the City of Unley.

Candidate profiles will be available on the Local Government Association website in the near future.

1 Vacancy - Mayor
HEWITSON, Michael
CENTRELLA, Dario
SCHNELL, Bob
 
2 Vacancies - Councillor for Unley Ward
DEWING, Sue
GREEN, Daniel
RUSSO, Jane
SALAMAN, Rufus
CHATAWAY, Roslyn
BONHAM, Jennifer
BARNES, Dami
 
2 Vacancies - Councillor for Parkside Ward
MARTIN, Stu
DE ROSA, Max
BRINKLEY , Michael
DABROWSKI, Rob
HUDSON, Mike
ANASTASSIADIS, Kay
KEYNES, Alex
 
2 Vacancies - Councillor for Goodwood Ward
TRAN, Adeline Wei Wei
DOOLETTE, Ann
MALCOLM, Anthony
TIPPER, Denise
WRIGHT, Emma
SHEEHAN, Nicole
SMOLUCHA, Luke
 
2 Vacancies - Councillor for Clarence Park Ward
PALMER, Don
ANSPACH, Tamsin
WALLACE, Angus
BOISVERT, Jennie
 
2 Vacancies - Councillor for Fullarton Ward
HUGHES, Peter - Elected Unopposed
DODD, Jordan - Elected Unopposed
 
2 Vacancies - Councillor for Unley Park Ward
RABBITT, Michael - Elected Unopposed
BRONIECKI, Monica - Elected Unopposed

Voting

Voting in council elections is done by post.
 
If you are on the state (House of Assembly) electoral roll or have completed an enrolment to join the supplementary roll, you will receive a voting pack in the mail in late October 2018.
 
The ballot paper in your voting pack will show the candidates standing for election in your council ward. To find out more about each of the candidates and what they stand for go to the council elections candidates website, then complete your ballot paper and return it in the reply paid envelope.
 
Votes must be received before 5pm Friday 9 November 2018.
 
Get involved and make a difference. Local democracy is an important feature of life in Australia, and councils have a far greater influence on communities than most people appreciate.

How the Elections Work

All Local Government elections are conducted using the counting system known as proportional representation. In summary, a candidate is elected when a quota or predetermined proportion of the total number of formal ballot papers cast is obtained.

To find out more about the elections and how the voting system works, visit the Electoral Commission SA's Council Election Fact Page and the SA Local Government Association 2018 Council Elections page.



Council Election information listed on this website is authorised by Peter Tsokas, CEO, 181 Unley Road, Unley SA 5061, email pobox1@unley.sa.gov.au, phone 8372 5111.