All conjoint elections (elections for the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council held at the same time) will now be held on a fixed date, the second Saturday in March every four years.
This means the 2013 State General Election was held on 9 March 2013.
Previously, only the Legislative Council had fixed four year terms. The Legislative Assembly was elected for up to four years commencing from the date of its first meeting following a general election.
The Electoral Amendment and Constitution Act 2011 passed through Parliament in 2011 and was proclaimed on 20 December 2011. It amended the Electoral Act 1907 and the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899 to enable this fixed date for State general elections in Western Australia.
The last State general election was held on Saturday, 6 September 2008.
The next State general election will be due on Saturday, 11 March 2017.