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The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) is hosting an information session, ahead of the local government elections this October.

Session topics include:

  • the work of local governments
  • the role and responsibilities of local government councillors
  • what knowledge and skills are important
  • how to campaign and encourage people to vote for you.

The session also includes an opportunity to ask current and former councillors about their experiences in the role.

Light refreshments will be served.


  • Mr Tim Fraser, Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries
  • Ms Caitlin Marson, Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries 
  • Councillor Yesvin Karimi, Town of Victoria Park.


  • Councillor Yaso Ponnuthurai, City of of Canning
  • Councillor Vinh Nguyen, City of Wanneroo
  • Councillor Emma Zhang, City of Gosnells
  • Mr Rasa Subramaniam OAM, former Councillor, City of Melville.


To register to attend the session, please email by Friday 13 August 2021.


Helen Maddocks
Telephone 61 8 6552 1682
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Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
246 Vincent Street
Leederville WA
Page reviewed 26 August 2021