Local Government Councillors are elected by people who live and do business in the local Council area and / or own property within the local government and have registered to vote.
Councillors play an important community leadership role and create policies and resolve decisions that the Council makes about what happens locally.
Local government elections are held on the third Saturday of October, every two years.
If you are interested in becoming a Councillor and would like more information you can click on the links (below) to the Department of Local Government's website or the WA Electoral Commission's website. Department of Local Government - Standing for CouncilDepartment of Local Government - 2015 Election PublicationsWestern Australian (WA) Electoral Commission - Information for Candidates and Electors
Both the Department of Local Government and the WA Electoral Commission provide information on the timelines for Local Government Elections.
Council also convenes a potential new Councillors (elected members) information session prior to the close of nominations each election year.
Alternatively potential candidates are also encouraged and welcome to contact the Council's Chief Executive Officer for a confidential conversation by telephoning (08) 9635 2700 or arranging a meeting and or indeed contacting one of the existing elected members of the Council.