2018 Council Elections

Participating in your local Council election is one of the most direct ways you can make a difference to everyday life in your community.

The next Council elections will take place in November 2018.

2018 Council Elections timetable

Roll close 5pm Friday 10 Aug 2018
Nominations open Tuesday 4 September 2018
Nominations close 12 noon Tuesday 18 September 2018
Mail out of voting materials Monday 22 - Friday 26 October 2018
Close of voting 5pm Friday 9 November 2018


As a result of the 2017 Elector Representation Review please note that you will be voting for the following composition and structure for the City of Onkaparinga in the 2018 Council elections:

  • The principal member of Council will be a Mayor elected by the community.
  • The elected body of Council will comprise the Mayor and twelve (12) ward councillors.
  • The Council area will be divided into six wards.
  • Each ward will be represented by two (2) ward councillors.
  • The wards will be identified as Mid Coast, Knox, Pimpala, Thalassa, Southern Vales and South Coast.

Ward maps – effective from the November 2018 Council elections

To find out which ward you live in, view the city wide interactive and individual ward maps below:

If you have trouble viewing this map, please click here to open in a new window.

PDF icon png Mid Coast Ward (550K)
PDF icon png Knox Ward (381K)
PDF icon png Pimpala Ward (472K)
PDF icon png Thalassa Ward (513K)
PDF icon png Southern Vales Ward (494K)
PDF icon png South Coast Ward (398K)
PDF icon png City-wide (249K)


Voting in council elections is open to a broader range of people than state and federal elections, including non-Australian citizens, non-resident landlords and businesses.

Enrol by Friday 10 August 2018.

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Becoming a councillor is one of the most direct ways that you can influence decisions that affect the quality of life in your local area.

You can nominate for Council between Tuesday 4 September 2018 until 12 noon Tuesday 18 September 2018.

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Get involved and make a difference, councils have a far greater influence on communities than most people appreciate.

Voting packs will be mailed out in late October 2018 – return your postal vote by 5pm Friday 9 November 2018.

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The rules for elections are set out in the Local Government (Elections)Act 1999 – an act of the South Australian Parliament. View the Act here.

For further information contact our Customer Relations team on 8384 0666.

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Authorised by Mark Dowd, Chief Executive Officer, City of Onkaparinga, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre 5168


Disclaimer/statement on third party postings regarding Council Elections 

Please note that third party electoral material posted on this website or the City of Onkaparinga Facebook page will be removed as soon as it is identified and we are able to remove it.

Users publishing electoral material should consider the following requirements of the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 (the Act) particularly Sections 27 & 28.

  • Truth in elections? Section 28 of  the Act has a maximum $5k penalty for inaccurate & misleading presentation of a fact.
  • Are you publishing council election material online? Are you authorising under S27 of the Act? The fine for unauthorised material can be up to  $2.5K

Link to Local Government (Elections) Act 1999

Please note that where this site, or social media linked from it, incorporates statements made by third parties, the Council has not assessed their accuracy, does not take responsibility for them and cannot attest to the accuracy of any statement.

Authorised by Mark Dowd, CEO, City of Onkaparinga, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre 5168