Do you want to make a difference in your community and have a say in local decision-making? Then consider standing for election to the City of Perth Council.

There are many reasons why people stand for Council including the sense of satisfaction from serving the community, increased knowledge about the operation of government and the chance to play an important role in the changes occurring within your community.

Please visit the following websites for more information on how you can get involved:

Western Australian Electoral Commission –Information for Candidates –

Department for Local Government and Communities

Nominations for Council open on Thursday 7 September 2017 and close at 4.00pm on Thursday 14 September 2017. Please contact the City's Returning Officer, Ken Rogers, on 0403 947 054 or via email: for further detials on nominating for Council. Details on nomination requirements can be found here

Please see the Department of Local Governmnet and Communities Election Timetable for further information:

Potential Candidates should be aware of their obligations in relation to disclosure of electoral donations when standing for Council. Candidates and donors are required to disclose any electoral related gifts promised or received within the six months prior to polling day. The following link provides more information in relation to disclosures of Electoral gifts:

Importantly as an intended candidate you are entitled to information and communications related to the elections, therefore you are asked to make your intentions known to the Chief Executive Officer so that you can be kept informed throughout the electoral process.  Your intention to run will remain confidential until the time of your nomination. The City of Perth has a Voluntary Code of Conduct for Candidates in City of Perth Elections. Each candidate (not being an Elected Member) will be requested to agree to abide by the Voluntary Code once it is obvious that a person intends to become a candidate or when a person announces their intention to be a candidate.

PDF icon Voluntary Code of Conduct - City of Perth Elections.pdf

All queries in regard to candidate obligations should be directed to the Chief Executive Officer using one of the following methods:

  • IN WRITING to:
    Chief Executive Officer, 
    City of Perth, GPO Box C120,
    Perth WA 6839.
  • BY
    (mark CONFIDENTIAL - ATT: Chief Executive Officer)