Making a submission

You can have a say in the council structure reviews by making a submission to the electoral representation advisory panel.

Your submission must be in writing and can include a map.

Required information

For your submission to be considered you must include your:

  • full name
  • contact phone number or email address
  • postal or residential address.

Your submission will be published on this website with your full name and suburb or town. Your contact details will be redacted. The panel will not accept anonymous submissions.

Contents of your submission

Your submission should be limited to the scope of the review, and you must address the proposed models.

Background information and statistics

The following resources can help you prepare your submission.

Submission guide

Our submission guide has information to help you:

  • understand more about the review process and what the panels will consider
  • compare your council’s population to others in the state.

Council fact sheets

We have also prepared fact sheets that contain detailed information about each council under review. They also contain current and forecast population statistics.

Find councils under review

Public information sessions

You can join an information session online or by phone to find out more about the reviews. Session details will be available in each council review page.

Find councils under review

How to make a submission

The easiest way to make a submission is using our online submission tool. A link to the tool will be available from your council’s information page.

Find councils under review

Your council page will also have information about how to make submissions by email or post.


We will collect and use information you provide to capture and process your submission. This includes your name, address and contact information. We will handle any information you provide in line with our privacy policy. You can find a detailed privacy statement in the submission guide.