By-election for Greater Murray and Greater Wakool Wards

Published on 12 January 2022


Residents in two wards of Murray River Council will go back to the polls on 26 February for the Local Government by-election.

The by-election will be held to fill the two vacant seats in Greater Murray and Greater Wakool Wards.

Moama Ward residents do not need to vote as all 3 seats were filled in the December election.

Residents who are unsure of their wards can check their enrolment status on the Australian Electoral Commission website.

While locals are encouraged to mark their diaries for election day, Murray River Council Mayor, Chris Bilkey is also encouraging local residents to consider nominating.

“Local Government is the area where people with a strong sense of community can really make an impact.”

"Councillors represent the needs, wants and aspirations of their local community and make important decisions on behalf of their residents.”

“We’ve got a great group of councillors that were elected in December, so I’d certainly encourage anyone passionate about what happens in our area or wanting to make a positive impact on decision-making processes to nominate,” he said.

Key dates for candidates include:

•         Candidate nominations open on Monday 17 January 2022

•         Closing of nominations on Thursday 27 January 2022- 12 noon

•         NSW Local Government by-election day on 26 February 2022

The NSW Electoral commission information can be accessed at


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