Become a Councillor

Published: Thursday, 5 September 2019 at 9:25:44 AM

2019 Local Government Ordinary Elections: Put yourself forward

The decisions of Councils affect the lives of everyone in the community. Becoming a Councillor is a great hands-on way to serve your community and positively influence future directions and outcomes for your municipality.

Councillors are elected by residents and ratepayers, and have an exciting and challenging role. They must be in touch with their community and balance community needs within a framework of financial accountability.  Standing for election provides a great opportunity to influence the future direction of the local community and help those who require support. It can be daunting and time consuming, but ultimately it can be highly rewarding.

Nomination Dates

Electors who wish to nominate as a candidate must complete a valid nomination application and present it to the Returning Officer before nominations close at 4:00pm on the 12th of September 2019.

2019 Local Government Elections: Wongan-Ballidu Vacancies

Persons interested in standing for one of the four available vacancies are recommended to use the Nomination Builder portal available online.  Successful candidates will stand for four years.  

While the nomination form and candidate profile can be completed online, you must lodge your nomination with the Returning Officer in person.  For further information, contact Andrea Bear, Returning Officer on 0447 780 874 or the WA Electral Comission on 13  63 06.

All prospective candidates are reminded that they must now complete the mandatory online induction module available at before they can nominate.

An effective nomination consists of the following:

  • a completed nomination form
  • a profile of the candidate, prepared in accordance with the regulations
  • a nomination deposit of $80.00 in the form of cash, bank cheque or money order
  • a photograph (optional)

Helpful Information for Nominees

Access the Prospective Elected Members Webinar (15 August 2019) to view a recorded webinar for prospective Elected Members.

Returning officer

The Shire's Returning Officer is responsible for the conduct and processes associated with the Shire of Wongan- Ballidu Local Government Elections, and is appointed by the WAEC.  

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