On Friday the 12 March 2021, Minister for Local Government, The Hon. Shelley Hancock suspended Wingecarribee Shire Council and appointed an Interim Administrator Mr Viv May PSM for a period of three months. 

The suspension period was extended for a further three months by the Minister on Thursday the 27 May 2021.

On the 1 September 2021, the NSW Government announced a Public Inquiry will be held into Wingecarribee Shire Council.

The Minister for Local Government has also suspended the councillors, reappointed the interim administrator and deferred the 4 December council election until September 2022. 

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If you would like to contact the Interim Administrator, please phone 02 4868 0714 or via email

Please note that any correspondence marked confidential and addressed to Mr Viv May PSM, Interim Administrator, will only be opened by Mr May PSM and secured to comply with statutory requirements. 

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Council Elections 2021

The next local government election for the Wingecarribee Shire Council will be held on Saturday 4 September 2021. 

The NSW Government postponed the September 2020 local government elections due to COVID-19. Please visit the NSW Electoral Commission for further information.

You can subscribe for updates on the Wingecarribee Shire Council election at Council's dedicated project webpage

Voting Eligibility

If you're a resident in the Wingecarribee Shire Council Local Government Area you can check if your enrolment details are up to date with the Australian Electoral Commission.

Become a Councillor

If you are passionate about what happens in your local community becoming a Councillor is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to represent the interests of residents.

For more information on how to become a Councillor please see the Office of Local Government website.