Candidate Councillor Inductions...

Published: Thursday, 15 August 2019 at 3:08:45 PM

Shire of Morawa

2019 Local Government Elections

Local Government Candidate Induction


Councillors play an important community leadership role and being on a council is a way you can make sure community perspectives are head and considered.

This year new laws have been introduced which makes it compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the Department of Local Government’s online induction.

Topics covered in the induction

  • About government in Australia
  • A closer look at local government
  • Local government decision making process
  • The role of a councillor
  • Relationship between councillors and staff
  • What you will need to do as a councillor
  • Decisions you might make as a councillor
  • Qualities and skills of effective councillors
  • Other things that are helpful to know
  • Advice from the WA Electoral Commission
  • Why stand for council?
  • What should you do now?
  • Support for candidates

Before you nominate complete the induction by going online to

If you have any difficulties in completing the induction, please contact the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries via or 9492 9762.


Chris Linnell

Returning Officer

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