2018 Council Elections

2018 Council Elections timetable

Roll close 5pm Fri 10 Aug 2018
Nominations Open Tues 4 Sept 2018
Nominations Close 12 noon Tues 18 Sept 2018
Caretaker period 18 Sept to close of election
Mail out of voting materials Mon 22 - Fri 26 Oct 2018
Close of voting 5pm Fri 9 Nov 2018


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.

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

The below composition and structure will come into effect from the Council elections in November 2018.

  • 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. 

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2018 Council election ward boundaries

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 particularly Sections 27 & 28.

  • Truth in elections? Section 28 of LG Elections 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 LG Elections Act? The fine for unauthorised material can be up to  $2.5K

Link to Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 : http://www.legislation.sa.gov.au/LZ/C/A/Local%20Government%20(Elections)%20Act%201999.aspx

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, Chief Executive Officer, City of Onkaparinga, Ramsay Place, Noarlunga Centre 5168