Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years.
Councillors are elected for terms of four years in Western Australia. Elections are held every two years for half the council. The first-past-the-post voting system is used to elect successful candidates.
If a vacancy on council comes up before an ordinary election, an extraordinary election is held.
The majority of voting in a local government election is done by post. Alternatively, votes can be cast in person at a polling booth.