Local Government Elections

Local government ordinary elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October.  Councillors are elected for four year terms, with half of the Councillors’ terms concluding at each biennial election.  To be eligible to nominate as a candidate you must be an elector of the district (residential or owner/occupier) and over 18 years of age.

More information on eligibility can be found here. https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/candidates-and-parties/local-government-candidates

Next Ordinary Election

The next ordinary election of council is scheduled for 19th October 2019.

Key Dates

Close of electoral roll:             5:00pm Friday, 30th August 2019

Nominations Open:                 8.30am Thursday 5th September 2019

Nominations Close:                 4:00pm Thursday, 12th September 2019

Election Day:                          8.00am – 6.00pm Saturday, 19th October 2019

Interested in Becoming a Councillor?

WALGA Webinar for Prospective Elected Members

Ever thought about nominating to become a Councillor, but you aren't sure if the role is for you?  Then be sure to register for this free webinar to have all your questions answered.

This Webinar focuses on the following key areas:

  • Parliament’s role in creating legislation for Local Government;
  • how to read the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations;
  • who does what at a Local Government;
  • a Councillor’s personal responsibilities; and
  • consequences of improper conduct.

WALGA’S Communications webinar will be presented by James McGovern, Manager, Governance. Joining James for the Q&A session will be Lyn Fogg, WALGA’s Governance Advisor and Tony Brown, Executive Director, Governance and Organisational Services.

As with all of our webinars, you will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A Session at the end of the presentation. This webinar will be recorded and made available to the public within a few days of the event.

Date: Thursday, 15 August

Time: 5:00pm – 6.00pm (including presentation and Q&A session)

Be quick to register as places will fill fast.

To register for this free webinar please Click HERE https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1398457144312875277