Council Elections 2018 Results

Record breaking 2018 Council Election Results.

  • Record number of women elected at highest level in history of South Australian councils: 35% of council members are now female, up from 29% in 2014.
  • Record number of women nominating: 454 women nominated for council which is a 20% increase on 2014.

"The South Australian branch of the Australian Local Government Women's Association (ALGWA) worked hard, as did the LGA, to encourage increased numbers of female candidates.

Led by President Betty Gill, the not-for-profit women's association has long campaigned for better gender equality in local government."

[Media Release 20 November 2018 Local Government Association.]
  • Increase in voter participation:Around 395,000 South Australians voted this year, which is 38,000 more than in 2014.

The full results of the 2018 Council Elections are available on the Electoral Commission of SA (ECSA) website:

and here to review the statistics.

More information about the council elections is available on the LGA website:


The United Nations defines 30% as the minimal percentage of women required for government to reflect women’s concerns.

ALGWA SA and the Local Government Association SA implemented strategies to increase the representation of women (and other minority groups not well represented on councils) from previous 2014 election 29% women elected to councils to 35 % (highest female representation in South Australia history).