Forthcoming local government elections

Western Australians are reminded that the next major electoral event in this State is the biennial local government ordinary elections.

While election day will be Saturday 19 October 2019, rolls for these elections will close at 5.00pm Friday 30 August.

Most councils opt to have their election conducted as a postal ballot, although many smaller (in terms of the number of electors) country councils run their elections as in-person ballots. The timetables for both election formats are available on this site.

Postal Election Timetable

In-person Election Timetable

If passed, proposed changes to the Local Government Act 1995 presently before the State Parliament will make it mandatory for all candidates to have completed an online training course prior to nominating. Prospective candidates should remain alert to future announcements in this regard.