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Local government bi-annual elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The next ordinary elections are scheduled for Saturday 21 October 2023.    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.

*Enrolments Close Friday, 25th August 2023 - 5:00pm*

To speak with a current councillor about this important role, browse Council > Councillors & Staff to get contact details or call the shire office on (08) 9637 0300.

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. Prior to nominating all candidates must complete the online candidate induction, see this link for more information - Local Government Candidate Induction

Being a council member is a big commitment. This induction course has been developed to assist your understanding of what your obligations and commitments will be if you are elected and it is compulsory to complete this induction before you nominate. The induction should take approximately 30 minutes to complete and at the end of the course you must complete the online registration to ensure there is a record of your completion of the induction. You will be asked to declare that you have completed the induction when you submit your candidate nomination form. It is an offence to make false or misleading statements on the nomination form, and penalties may apply.

Click here to view LG Councilor Nomination Forms