Local Government Elections 2019

2019 Candidate Nominations 


Heather LAKE





Local government ordinary elections are held every two years in October. The next ordinary local government election will be held on Saturday  19 October 2019 at the Shire Office, 2 Truscott Crescent Exmouth.

Key Dates

Information Session for Prospective Councillors 3 September 2019
Nominations Open 5 September 2019
Close of Nominations 12 September 2019
Election Day  19 October 2019

Information Session for Prospective Councillors

An information session for eligible electors in the Shire of Exmouth, will be held on Tuesday 3 September 2019, at 3.30pm in the Bundegi Boardroom, Ningaloo Centre.

Download the guide, Thinking of Becoming a Councillor, for further information and contact the Executive Secretary at the Shire on (08) 9949 3000 to register your interest today.

Webinar Training

WALGA (Western Australian Local Government Association) conducted a webinar on Thursday 15 August 2019 for Prospective Elected Members.

Click the link below to view the webinar; presented by WALGA staff James McGovern, Manager Governance and co-presented by Tony Brown, Executive Manager, Governance and Organisational Services, and Lyn Fogg, Governance Advisor. 

Prospective Elected Members Webinar

Local Government Candidate Induction 

This year new laws have been introduced which makes it compulsory for all candidates nominating in a local government election to complete the department’s online induction. Please click here to complete the induction.

Who is eligible to vote?

People who own or occupy property within a local government district, are eligible to vote.

Enrolment is compulsory for all Western Australians who:

  • Are aged 18 years and over;
  • Are Australian Citizens; and
  • Have lived at their current address for at least one month

You can check your enrolment details by contacting the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 08 9214 0400 or online at www.elections.wa.gov.au.

Register to be on the local government electoral roll

All residents who are enrolled on the State Electoral Roll are automatically enrolled on the corresponding local government roll.

People who own or occupy property within the local government district can contact their local government to be included on the roll as an owner/occupier. To register for enrolment on the Shire of Exmouth roll contact the Shire on 9949 3000.

To apply, please complete the Form 2 - Enrolment Eligibility Claim form.

Want to know more?

For further information on Local Government Elections and Candidate Nomination Information please visit the below websites:

Western Australian Electoral Commission - Local Government Elections

Department of Local Government and Communities - Elections