Photo: Wanneroo Councillor Vinh Nguyen, Australian Local Government Women’s Association of WA President Karen Wheatland, WALGA President and City of Wanneroo Councillor Tracey Roberts, Victoria Park Councillor Jesvin Karimi, Armadale Councillor Melissa Northcott
local government election campaign was recently launched by the department in
partnership with the Western Australian Local Government Association.
People with diverse backgrounds and
experiences are encouraged to come forward to be represented on local councils.
includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; women; people from
culturally diverse backgrounds; people with disability; and young people aged
18 years and over.
In the 2019 elections, 35 per cent of
people that nominated were women, while the average age of candidates was 54.
Anyone intending to nominate for
election must first complete a free
online induction free
online induction course.
The induction course provides a basic
understanding of the functions and responsibilities of a council member, and
includes information on laws that govern the way an individual must conduct
their election campaign.
The induction has been recently
revised and updated with new and additional content, including information on
the recently introduced Code of Conduct for candidates, council members and
Prospective candidates are encouraged
to regularly check the department's website for updates about induction
requirements and other matters related to local elections.
Nominations for the October elections
open on 2 September 2021 and close at 4pm on 9 September 2021.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.