Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years.
While voting in a local government election is not compulsory in Western Australia, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote. The Town’s elections are conducted as postal elections run by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.
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.
The Town of Mosman Park is represented by seven Councillors. Half are elected every two years to serve a term of four years. In October 2023, the Town will hold elections for three Councillor positions.
2021 Local Government Elections
The local government elections were held on 16 October 2021.
The next Town of Mosman Park (state-wide) local government elections are scheduled for Saturday 21 October 2023.
Interested in representing the community in the Town of Mosman Park as a councillor?
Anyone intending to nominate for election must first complete a free online induction course, provided by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/local-government
The course gives community members a basic understanding of what is required from a council member before nominations open.
We recommend using the WACE Nomination Builder
Nomination applications must be provided to the Returning Officer by 4pm on Thursday 9 September 2021. Your application must include:
- A completed nomination form
- A candidate profile (800 characters maximum)
- A deposit of $80
- A photo optional but recommended
The roll for this election consists of:
- The Residents Roll
- Non-Resident Owner and Owner-occupier
You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll by 5pm, Friday 27 August 2021.
If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form. You may enrol online or check the status of your enrolment here
You are automatically enrolled to vote if you are on the State Electoral Roll by 5pm, Friday 27 August 2021. If you are not already on the State Electoral Roll and meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, you must complete an enrolment form. You may enrol online or check the status of your enrolment here
Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers
If you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property in the Town of Mosman Park and are on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll and own or occupy rateable property in the Town of Mosman Park, you may be eligible to vote. Occupiers who do not have continuous enrolment should contact the Town of Mosman Park on 9383 6600 to confirm their enrolment status.
Joint Owners and Occupiers
If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll, to enroll as owner/occupier electors.
A body corporate that owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two people who are on either the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll to enrol as owner/occupier electors.
All eligible electors will receive a postal voting package two to three weeks prior to polling day, depending on the service delivery of Australia Post.
The package will include candidate profiles, ballot paper(s), instructions on how to vote, a declaration that must be signed by the elector and a reply paid envelope. To vote, follow the instructions included in the package.
The Returning Officer must receive your postal voting package before 6pm on polling day. If you do not think that your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to the Town’s Administration Building before 6pm on polling day.
The Town of Mosman Park will be open from 8.00am until 6.00pm on election day. Polling booths are located at the Town’s Administration Building.
Learn more about the types of local government elections and who conducts these elections here
Why are local government elections important? Find out here