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Illustration of people with the message: Be a vocal local
  • Local government elections are 100 days away.
  • The Local Government Minister today launched the Vocal Local campaign, calling on people to consider standing for election.

Local government elections are held every two years, with the next round on 16 October 2021. Nominations open on 2 September 2021 and close at 4pm on 9 September 2021.

Launching the Vocal Local campaign today, Local Government Minister John Carey called on anyone with great ideas for their community to give serious thought to standing for election.

Anyone intending to nominate for election must first complete a free online induction course, provided by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).

The course gives community members a basic understanding of what is required from a council member before nominations open in early September.

The Vocal Local campaign is presented by DLGSC in partnership with the WA Local Government Association (WALGA).

Local governments are being asked to share the Vocal Local message by downloading and distributing social media tiles and posters.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to regularly check the DLGSC website for updates about induction requirements and other matters related to local elections.


Page reviewed 27 February 2023