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The Queensland Government is now in caretaker mode until after the state election. Minimal updates will be made to this site until after the election results are declared.

Local government elections are held every four years. The Electoral Commission of Queensland is an independent and impartial body set up to ensure free and democratic elections in Queensland, including any local government elections.

The local government elections are run by a returning officer. The returning officer is responsible for the proper conduct of an election.

The Electoral Commission of Queensland will appoint a returning officer for each local government election.

The last local government election was held on Saturday, 19 March 2016.

So you want to be a councillor or mayor?

Anyone can stand for election as a councillor or mayor, providing you are 18 and an Australian Citizen. See what you need to know before considering to stand for election as a local government candidate.

Electronically assisted voting

The Local Government Electoral Act 2011 allows certain electors to make an electronically assisted vote at a local government election. Find out more on the eligibility criteria for electronically assisted voting at a local government election.