Dungog Shire has three Wards being A, B and C with two Councillors elected from each Ward giving a total of six Councillors. From the election held on 4 December 2021, Council now has a popularly elected Mayor bringing the total number of Councillors to 7.

At the last election, Councillor John Connors was re-elected by Council unopposed as the Mayor and Councillor Steve Low was re-elected as Deputy Mayor unopposed. The term of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor will expire at the election on 14 September 2024.