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Becoming a candidate for the 2024 NSW Aboriginal Land Council elections

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nominations openNominations open Tuesday, 2 January 2024 nominations closeNominations close 12 noon Tuesday, 30 January 2024 ballot paper drawBallot paper draw 2pm Wednesday, 31 January 2024 



Close of roll

To be eligible to nominate as a candidate or vote for a Region, a person must be a voting member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council within the Region, as at Monday, 6 December 2023.


Nominations open on Tuesday, 2 January 2024 and close at 12 noon Tuesday, 30 January 2024. No late nominations will be accepted.

To nominate for the election, the following forms must be completed and lodged with the NSW Electoral Commission and nomination deposit received no later than 12 noon, Tuesday, 30 January 2024:

  • ALC.201 Candidate nomination form
  • ALC.201A Statutory declaration grounds for disqualification from office
  • ALC.201B Nomination deposit return form
  • Candidate bio

The nomination form must be accompanied by a deposit of $50 in the form of cash, bank cheque or credit union or building society cheque. The $50 nomination deposit can also be deposited directly into the NSW Electoral Commission bank account at any Westpac branch prior to the close of nominations at 12 noon Tuesday, 30 January 2024. Personal cheques, BPay, credit card and EFTPOS are not acceptable. Further details are available on the nomination form.

Candidates are encouraged to submit their nomination as early as possible so that if there is a problem the candidate will have time to fix it. If a defect in the nomination is not corrected by 12 noon Tuesday, 30 January 2024 then the nomination will be rejected.

All candidates are required to sign a statutory declaration declaring that they are NOT disqualified from holding office. There are penalties for making false declarations.

Note: in certain circumstances, the Registrar of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act can make determinations that a person is not disqualified. Please refer to the Eligibility Checks Fact Sheet and Consent Form available from the Office of Registrar’s website.

The candidate bio form will be used by the NSW Electoral Commission to provide to the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) who will publish this form on the NSWALC website. Attachments will not be accepted. No changes can be made after the close of nominations at 12 noon on Tuesday, 30 January 2024.

Further details about the election can be found in the ALC.200 ALC Candidate and Scrutineers Guide.

Nominations can be lodged by: 

  • Email: candidates@elections.nsw.gov.au
  • In person: NSW Electoral Commission head office, 231 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Post: PO Box N693, Grosvenor Place, Sydney, NSW 1220.

For enquiries call: 1300 022 011

Ballot paper draw

The ballot paper draw will be conducted from 2pm Wednesday, 31 January 2024. Ballot paper draws are public events and candidates are invited to attend.

The ballot paper draw will be streamed live and available to view.

Contact us

The Candidate helpdesk is operational 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday on 1300 022 011 or by email candidates@elections.nsw.gov.au.