Becoming a Councillor

Becoming a Councillor

Local Government Councillors are elected by people who live and do business in the local government area, and/or own property within the local government area and have registered to vote.

Councillors play an important community leadership role. They create policies and make decisions for the Shire about what happens locally.

Local government elections are held on the third Saturday of October, every two years.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor and would like more information you can click on the links (below) to the Department of Local Government's website or the WA Electoral Commission's website.  

The Shire also hosts a potential new Councillors (elected members) information session prior to the close of nominations each election year.

Alternatively potential candidates are welcome to contact the Council's Chief Executive Officer for a confidential conversation by phoning (08) 9780 5255 or contacting one of the existing elected members of the Council. Contact information for the elected members can be found here.

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Tues, Wed, Thurs
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


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