Local Government Elections

Local government elections play an important role in Western Australia's democratic system. Ordinary local government elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The last local government elections were held in October 2019. The next ordinary local government election will be held in October 2021.

About the Election

The President and Councillors are elected for four year terms, with half of the Councillor’s terms concluding at each biennial election. Local Government Elections play an important role in our democratic system and provide an excellent way to get involved in your community.
The President and Deputy President roles come up for re-election every two years. Once the Councillors have been voted in after the election, Council will nominate and vote on the President and Deputy President roles in house.

Which Councillor positions are up for election in 2021?

HUDSON, Darryl (current Shire President)  

HAGBOOM, Lindsay


WARD, Bev (current Deputy President)

2021 Local Government Election

The 2021 Ordinary Local Government Election is scheduled to be held on Saturday 16 October 2021.  Further details will be available closer to the time.

In 2021 local governments will be required to publish on the website the Candidates' Profiles.

Close of Nominations & Results of Election 2019

Nominations for Election closed at 4:00pm on Thursday, 12 September 2019. At the Close of Nominations the following nominations had been received:

CHATFIELD, Julie (resigned from Council July 2020)



TREPP, Robert

As the number of nominations was equal to the number of vacancies all candidates were elected unopposed, for a term of 4 years.

The successful candidates were sworn in as Councillors at Council's October 2019 meeting.

Electoral Gift Register

For an up-to-date copy of the Electoral Gift Register, in accordance with Regulation 30G(6) of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1996 CLICK HERE.