Local Government Elections

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The next local government ordinary elections will be held on 19 October 2019.

Councillors are elected for terms of four years in Western Australia. Elections are held every two years for half of the council, and candidates are elected using the first-past-the-post voting system. If a vacancy occurs within a term, an extraordinary election is held.

To be eligible to vote in an upcoming election individuals need to ensure that they are on the electoral role. For local government elections, rolls close at 5.00 pm, 50 days prior to polling day. All electors should check their enrolment details are up to date before rolls close.

If the number of candidates is equal to the number of vacancies, the candidate is elected unopposed. If there are more candidates than vacancies, then the election will proceed. For more detailed information visit https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local

Standing for Council

Individual’s (Electors) who wish to nominate as a candidate in a local government election must complete a valid nomination application and present it to the Returning Officer before nominations close. Nominations for a local government election open 44 days before polling day and close at 4.00 pm, 37 days before polling day.

For more information about how to stand for Council then please click on the link below. 

Standing for Council

For more information about the induction process then please click on the link below. 

Candidate Induction Information

Enrolment to Vote

Close of Enrolments

Call for Nominations

It is now time to nominate for the upcoming Council Election.

Nominations are now called for the Local Government Elections being held Saturday 19 October 2019 to fill three (3) vacancies. Nominations open on Thursday 5 September 2019 and must be lodged by 4.00 pm, Thursday 12 September 2019. Please ensure that you complete the Candidate Induction process prior to completing your nomination. Please review the call for nominations information from the link below.

Call for Nominations Information