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Stand for Council

The City of Perth Council is currently suspended as outlined under section 8.19 of the Local Government Act 1995. Commissioners have been appointed by the Minister for Local Government to fulfil the role of the suspended Council. Due to the suspension, there will be no elections for the City of Perth in October 2019.

If you want to make a difference in your community and have a say in local decision-making then you should 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

Department for Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries

Potential candidates should be aware of their obligations concerning 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. For more information, view Disclosures of Electoral Gifts on the Western Australia Electoral Commission website.

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.