Council Elections

Local Government Elections

Local Government elections are held every four years. The next election will be held in November 2018.

Council is not required to hold supplementary elections for vacancies that may occur after 1 January of a periodic election year.

Local Government elections provide an opportunity to elect representatives who aspire, through the decisions they will be empowered to make on behalf of the community, to contribute to effective Local Government.

Make a Difference – Nominate for Council

Would you like to make a difference in your community and have a say in local decision-making? Then become an Elected Member for the City of Mitcham. 

Council is holding an information session for potential candidates on 10 September at 7pm. 

If you are thinking of standing for election at the November 2018 Council elections then come along to an information session to find out more about Council and how to nominate. 

This session will cover the following topics: 

  • The Role and Function of a Council Member
  • Working Together- Chief Executive Officers and Elected Members- What Does it Take?
  • The Practicalities- About the Local Government Elections
  • Effective Campaigning- Tips and Tricks 

Information Session Details: 

Date:               10 September 2018
Time:               7pm
Location:         City of Mitcham, Mayor’s Parlour, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park 

For more information download a Nominate for Council Booklet(3202 kb).

Nominations close at noon Tuesday 18 September. 

The following sessions have been arranged for Nominees to meet with the Community - all sessions commence at 7:00 pm and will conclude by 8:30 pm:

  • Boorman Ward - Thursday 20 September 2018 in the Civic Centre Council Chambers - 131 Belair Road Torrens Park
  • The Park Ward - Monday 24 September 2018 in the Blackwood Community Centre - 4 Young Street, Blackwood
  • Craigburn Ward - Thursday 27 September in the Blackwood Community Centre - 4 Young Street, Blackwood
  • Overton Ward - Tuesday 2 October 218 in the Cumberland Park Community Centre - 390 Goodwood Road, Cumberland Park
  • Gault Ward - Thursday 4 October 2018 in the Hawthorn Community Centre - 5 Frimley Grove, Hawthorn
  • Babbage Ward - Wednesday 10 October 2018 in the Tower Arts Centre - 720 Goodwood Road, Pasadena
  • Mayor - Monday 15 October 2018 in the Cumberland Park Community Centre - 390 Goodwood Road Cumberland Park

For more information call 8372 8888.

How to Enrol to Vote in Council Elections

Rolls close on Friday 10 August 2018

In order to nominate as a candidate or to vote at the Council elections in November this year, you must be on either the House of Assembly electoral roll or Council’s voters roll.

House of Assembly 

You can enrol online on the Electoral Commission of South Australia’s website at or pick up a form from the Post Office.

City of Mitcham’s Voters Roll

If you are an owner or an occupier of a property in the City of Mitcham and you are currently not registered on the State Electoral Roll then you will need to fill out an application form and submit it to Council to be added to the Voters Roll for Council Elections. 

To register complete the correct application form which applies to you:

For further information visit Electoral Commission SA or call the City of Mitcham on 8372 8888.

Election Signs and Caretaker Policies

Candidates' Questions

All questions asked by candidates and prospective candidates, together with the answers provided by the Administration, are available here.

All material on this website is authorised by Matthew Pears, Chief Executive Officer, City of Mitcham, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park SA 5062.

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Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

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PO Box 21

Mitcham Shopping Centre

Torrens Park SA 5062

131 Belair Road

Torrens Park SA 5062

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