– Independent statutory appointee with a term of up to 10 years.

– Responsible for administering State parliamentary elections and other statutory functions.

– Lead the NSW Electoral Commission Staff Agency with approx. 385 staff.


The NSW Government is seeking to appoint a full-time Electoral Commissioner for NSW. The Electoral Commissioner is an independent statutory appointee who is responsible for administering state parliamentary elections and other elections as authorised by law.

The Commissioner occupies a central position in the state’s democratic system. The Electoral Commissioner is a member of the NSW Electoral Commission, the 3-member independent statutory body whose responsibilities include prosecutions for electoral-related offences, ensuring compliance with electoral legislation and promoting public awareness of electoral matters. The NSW Electoral Commission also administers the state’s electoral funding and lobbying legislation.

The Electoral Commissioner also leads the NSW Electoral Commission Staff Agency, a separate public sector agency with approximately 385 staff, which supports the exercise of the Commissioner and NSW Electoral Commission’s statutory functions.

The appointment will be for a term of up to 10 years. Remuneration is determined by the Statutory and Other Offices Remuneration Tribunal and is currently an annual salary of $406,110.

How to apply

Please email Sonia.Cianci@tco.nsw.gov.au for further details of the role and to obtain the Information for Candidates document. Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on 7 June 2024.


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The Cabinet Office, NSW Government