Local Government Elections

Published on Friday, 30 July 2021 at 11:00:00 AM

Be a Vocal Local: Stand for Council

Local government elections are held every 2 years and the next election date is 16 October 2021.  Council members play an important community leadership role and being on Council is one way you can ensure community perspectives are heard and considered in local decision making.

Nominations for the elections open 2 September 2021 and close on 9 September 2021. Anyone interested in nominating for the election must complete a local government online induction.

The induction will give you a basic understanding of what is required from a council member and covers key topics such as:

  • About government in Australia
  • Local government in WA
  • Local government decision-making
  • The role of council members
  • Community, council members and local government employees
  • Types of decisions by council members
  • Qualities and skills of effective council members
  • Code of Conduct
  • Gifts and conflicts of interest
  • Local elections
  • Election campaigns
  • Declaration and remuneration
  • Why stand for council?
  • What should you do now?
  • Support and information available.

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