On December 4, residents of the Dubbo local government area will elect 10 representatives.
Two people from each of the following wards will be elected.
The Daily Liberal has been interviewing the candidates. Click on the links to read more about each person.
The links will be updated as we speak to more candidates.
Unsure about which ward you'll vote in? Scroll down to use the interactive map.
Dubbo Central Ward
GROUP B - THE BEN SHIELDS TEAM Ben Shields and Nathan Ellis
Dubbo East Ward
GROUP A - THE BEN SHIELDS TEAM Jeremy Ellis and Trina Thornbury
Dubbo North Ward
GROUP A - LABOR Pam Wells and Peter Allen
GROUP C - THE BEN SHIELDS TEAM Mick Catelotti and Ann Barnard
Dubbo South Ward
GROUP A - LABOR Josh Black and Greg Hough
GROUP B - THE BEN SHIELDS TEAM Greg Mohr and Merrilyn Mulcahy
GROUP B - THE BEN SHIELDS TEAM Jessica Gough and Mikaela Solomons
How do wards work?
There are five wards in the Dubbo local government area: Wellington, Dubbo North, Dubbo East, Dubbo Central and Dubbo South.
They're divided to ensure an even number of people in each ward.
Residents of each ward only vote for two councillors who have stood in that ward.
The ward system was fist introduced after the amalgamation of the former Dubbo and Wellington councils.
A candidate does not have to live in the ward they chose to stand for.
However, a referendum will be held during the election asking residents if they would like to abolish the ward system.