Councillors are elected by residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) every four years to represent the interests of the community. 

2021 Local Government Election

The Local Government Election was held on Saturday 4 December 2021. The new Council was officially sworn in on Monday 31 January 2022. 

2024 Local Government Election

The next Local Government Election will be held on Saturday 14 September 2024. Information for the upcoming election can be found here.


The Cessnock LGA is divided into four areas called ‘Wards’. Each ward has three Councillors to represent the people within these areas. View the Ward Maps.