Elections & Electoral Roll
City of Perth Local Goverment Elections 2011 Update
Please Note: The City of Perth local government elections were held on 15 October 2011. Please view the media release.
Information related to the City of Perth local government elections can be viewed on the WA Electoral Commission website.
The City of Perth Council is comprised of the Lord Mayor and eight Councillors elected to serve the whole district.
Local Government Elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October. At each biennial election half the City of Perth Councillors are elected for terms of four years. Four Councillors were elected in October 2009 for terms ending in October 2013, and four were elected in October 2011 for terms ending in October 2015.
A Lord Mayoral election is held every four years. The Lord Mayor was elected in October 2011 for a four year term so there will be another Lord Mayoral election in October 2015.
The elections are conducted as postal elections and since 1995, the Western Australian Electoral Commission has been contracted to conduct the City of Perth elections. The Commission appoints a Returning Officer who oversees the elections which includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.
Election packages are posted to all electors on the roll about three weeks before Election Day. The packages can be returned by mail or hand delivered and placed in a sealed ballot box at Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace, Perth, up until 6.00pm on Election Day. The count commences at 6.00pm that same day and the results are normally available later that evening.
Further information on Local Government Elections may be obtained from the Department of Local Government and Regional Development website.
Election Results for City of Perth elections since May 1999 may be obtained from the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.