Local Government Elections

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The next local government ordinary elections will be held on 19 October 2019. For more information please click on the link below:


If you would like more information about running for council, check out the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries fact sheets can be found here

Local Government Ordinary Election close of enrolment information:

*WEBINAR for Prospective Elected Members*

Ever thought about nominating to become a Councillor, but you aren't sure if the role is for you? Then be sure to register for this free webinar to have all your questions answered.

This Webinar focuses on the following key areas:

  • Parliament’s role in creating legislation for Local Government;
  • how to read the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations;
  • who does what at a Local Government;
  • a Councillor’s personal responsibilities; and
  • consequences of improper conduct.

WALGA’S Communications webinar will be presented by James McGovern, Manager, Governance. Joining James for the Q&A session will be Lyn Fogg, WALGA’s Governance Advisor and Tony Brown, Executive Director, Governance and Organisational Services.

As with all of our webinars, you will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A Session at the end of the presentation. This webinar will be recorded and made available to the public within a few days of the event.

Date: Thursday, 15 August

Time: 5:00pm – 6.00pm (including presentation and Q&A session)
Be quick to register as places will fill fast.

Are you thinking of nominating as a local Shire Councillor?

To be able to nominate in this years Western Australian local government election, you must complete the induction.

The local government candidate induction can be accessed via: https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/local-government/local-governments/council-elections/local-government-candidate-induction