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2019 Local Government Elections

Published: Tuesday, 30 July 2019 at 12:46:26 PM

Council operates under a 4 x 2 Electoral Cycle which simply means Councillors are elected for 4 year terms and elections are held every two years - where half the Council will be up for election.

Council elections are now conducted on the First Past the Post System, whereby the person with the most votes is elected - no preferences are required.

Council elections are held on the third Saturday in October every second year and this years  election will be held on Saturday 19th October 2019.

This year there will be three (3) Councillor vacancies.

Further information can be found at

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 

Date: Thursday, 15 August 2019

Time: 5:00pm – 6.00pm (including presentation and Q&A session)

This Webinar focuses on the following key areas:

  • Parliament’s role in creating legislation for Local Government;
  • how to read the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations;
  • who does what at a Local Government;
  • a Councillor’s personal responsibilities; and
  • consequences of improper conduct. 

WALGA’S Communications webinar will be presented by James McGovern, Manager, Governance.  Joining James for the Q&A session will be Lyn Fogg, WALGA’s Governance Advisor and Tony Brown, Executive Director, Governance and Organisational Services. 

As with all of our webinars, you will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A Session at the end of the presentation.  This webinar will be recorded and made available to the public within a few days of the event. 

Be quick to register as places will fill fast.

To register for this free webinar please Click HERE

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