Electoral system for local deliberative bodies: mixed; first-past-the-post (in Queensland, Western Australia); proportional representation with single transferable vote (in the Northern Territory) or preferential (in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania)
- First-past-the-post, proportional representation with single transferable vote, or preferential systems are used for local deliberative body elections.
Electoral system for mayors/lord mayors/presidents/chairpersons: optional-preferential system or indirect elections
- In Queensland, the mayor is elected by optional-preferential voting.
- Western territory, South Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales: mayor/president may be elected directly by voters of by and from the local deliberative body.
- In Victoria, the Mayor is elected by and from the Councilors by absolute majority.
Sources: Queensland Local Government Electoral Act, article 65; Western Australia Local Government Act, 1995, Schedule 4.1.2, 4.2.3 and 4.1.4; South Australia Local Government (Elections) Act, 1999, article 45.1; Tasmania Local Government Act, 1993, Schedule 7, Part 2; Northern Territory Local government (electoral) regulations, 2021, Schedule 1; New South Wales Local Government Act, 1993, article 285; Victoria Local Government Act, 2020, article 269
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