Standing as a Candidate


Whether you are a resident, property owner or business operator, becoming a Local Government Councillor can be the most direct and rewarding way to contribute to your local community.

Standing for election provides you with a great opportunity to influence the future direction of the local community and help those who require support.

Councils are complex and vibrant organisations that require talented and dedicated individuals to participate in making the decisions that count. Deciding whether to stand is an important decision.

Elections are conducted by the Tasmanian Electoral Commission (TEC).   

For the 2022 local government elections, candidate nominations open on Monday 5 September 2022 and close on Monday 19 September 2022.

To download a copy the TEC's 2022 Information for Candidates Manual, please click here

Hardcopies will also be available from our Customer Service Centre, 18-28 St John Street, Launceston.  

The Local Government Association of Tasmania produces a range of resources including presentations and a handbook for candidates.

Candidate Election Signage 

Under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993 (Tas), the Tasmanian Planning Scheme controls the use and development of land, including the erection of signage. For the 2022 local government elections, an election sign must:

1. not encroach on any road or other public land

2. have a maximum area of 1.5m2

3. not be erected before Saturday 3 September 2022; and

4. be removed by Tuesday 1 November 2022.

Subject to the above, one election sign per property may be erected with the permission of the owner of the property.

Download the Candidate Election Signage PDF(PDF, 113KB)

If you have any questions regarding erection of election signage, please contact  the City of Launceston team on 6323 3000.