Candidate Information

Nominations Open Thursday, 7 September 2017
Nominations Close 4:00pm Thursday, 14 September 2017

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.

Topics will include:

  • an overview of Local Government
  • the Roles and Responsibilities of Council and Council Members
  • behavioural expectations of Elected Members
  • an overview of the skills required to be a successful Councillor, and
  • impacts on Home Life

The target audience for this webinar is anyone who is thinking about nominating for Local Government election.

Like all of WALGA’s webinars you will have an opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A Session at the end of the presentation.

Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017

Time: 5:00pm - 5:45pm (including presentation and Q&A session)

To register for this free webinar please Click Here

Candidate Information Session

A Candidate Information Session will be held on Thursday 31 August 2017 at 5:30pm

The session will cover the following topics:

  • Key dates for this election
  • Nominating for election
  • Postal voting
  • General Information

Nominate to be a Councillor

To stand for election as a Councillor, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be an elector of the district (if you are only an elector because you are a nominee of a company then you are not eligible to stand)
  • If you are a current Council member, have a term that ends on Election Day

You are not eligible to nominate if you:

  • Are an elected member of another council
  • Are a candidate for another vacancy of Councillor on the council (except for that of Mayor)
  • Are a Member of Parliament
  • Are an insolvent
  • Are currently an elected member for the local government whose term does not expire on election day except if nominating for Mayor
  • Have been convicted of a crime and are in prison for that crime
  • Have been convicted in the previous 5 years of a “serious local government offence”
  • Are a nominee of a body corporate owner or occupier
  • Have been found personally liable of misapplying local government funds or property in the previous five years.

How to nominate

If you decide to nominate:

  • You must complete the nomination form
  • The completed nomination form must be received by the Returning Officer before the close of nominations date
    The nomination form must be accompanied by a candidate profile
  • If the nomination is made by an agent the nomination form must be accompanied by a written authorisation from the candidate
  • The nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $80 or the deposit must be paid before nominations close