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 2017. The Shire of Dowerin is conducting a postal vote election and has contracted the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) to run its elections. The WAEC appoints returning officers for the elections it conducts. The WAEC conduct postal vote elections, as opposed to in-person elections.

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 this year?

METCALF, Adam (Deputy President)


TREPP, Robert

WALSH, Brenton

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer is appointed by the WA Electoral Commission and is responsible for the conduct and processes associated with the Shire of Dowerin’s local government elections.  The Returning Officer can be contacted via:

Jen Millsteed 

M: 0428 311 721

Close of Nominations & Results of Election

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 Catherine



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 will be sworn in as Councillors at Council's October 2019 meeting.