The Sutherland Shire Council election on December 4 will feature an independent ticket in each ward, with two in E Ward.
Nominations don't open until October 25, but many groups of candidates have already registered with the NSW Electoral Commission, and details can be viewed in an online register.
Three councillors will be elected for each of the five wards.
With retirements, changes in Labor and Liberal candidates and the number of independent teams, the composition of the council is expected to change significantly.
C Ward will have the biggest change, with none of the three councillors elected in 2016 standing again.
The two independent groups in E Ward are Shire Sports Independents and an unnamed group, which was incorrectly reported earlier as representing We Are Hughes.
A We Are Hughes spokeswoman said they were not endorsing candidates for the council election, and were focused on the federal election.
Candidates who have registered so far (in random order):
Liberal: Carol Provan, Elzerman Marcelle, Daniel Rindfleish
Labor: Michael Forshaw, Diana Lozell, Paul Constance
Other: John Cull (Liberal Party, not endorsed)
Labor: Jack Boyd, Rosemary Maker, Nick Palmer
Liberal: Louise Sullivan, Kent Johns, Rebecca Pun
Independent group: Pamela Brown, Stephen Smith, Katrina Mulcahy
Labor: Jennifer Armstrong, Stephen Ward, Judith Pilch
Liberal: Hassan Awada, Theoharis Strangis, Meredith Laverty
Independent group: Anthony Robins, Trent Jordan, Jane Horan
Liberal: Carmelo Pesce, Nathalie Matthews, Mort Cameron
Labor: Diedree Steinwall, Greg McLean, Alexander Shepherd
Independent group: Dominique Passmore, Tania Clynch, Anne Passmore
Shire Sports Independents: Laura Cowell, Matthew Brady, Giulio Di Stefano.
Liberal: Stephen Nikolovski, Jill Deering, Prudence Middleton
Labor: Peter Scaysbrook, Deborah Cansdell, Graeme Paterson
Independent group: Georgina Steele, Phillip Price, Stacey Howard