Local Government Elections 2019  

Elections will be held in the City of Cockburn on 19 October 2019 for four vacancies on Council. The elections will be run by the WA Electoral Commission as a postal vote. Voting is voluntary, but you are encouraged to participate in this important process.

The following table displays the four vacancies on Council including ward, position and term:

Ward Position/s Term
East Ward Two Councillors Four Year Term
West Ward One Councillor Four Year Term
Central Ward One Councillor Four Year Term

The terms of the four incumbent Councillors expire on 19 October 2019.

Ballot paper positions

On 12 September 2019, WA Electoral Commission (WAEC) Returning Officer Bob Searle conducted a draw to determine candidate positions on ballot papers for the upcoming City of Cockburn ordinary election on 19 October.

21 candidates put their hands up to fill four vacant councillor positions on Cockburn Council, two positions in the East ward and one each in the West and Central wards. Councillors are elected for terms of four years.

View the ballot paper positions 


Central Ward

ALLEN, Gary Expand BRUCE, Robbie Expand TAGLIAFERRI, Georgina Expand WIDENBAR, Tom Expand

East Ward

ARAN, Kandia Expand BLYTH, Steve Expand DEWAN, Tarun Expand GREENWOOD, Steve Expand JONES, Rhys Expand KIRKWOOD, Lara Expand MEYERS, Benjamin Expand PRITCHARD, Kathy Expand TERBLANCHE, Chamonix Expand

West Ward

ANG, Sheldon Expand CORKE, Phoebe Expand FAZIO, Tony Expand FERREIRA MANHOSO, Ana Expand MEREDITH, CaAtherine Expand PINNER, Jason Expand REEVE-FOWKES, Carol Expand SVILICICH, Antony Expand

Wards and boundaries

Please go to Our People and Suburbs for more information on Cockburn wards and boundaries.

Candidate Induction

Prior to nominating in the 2019 Local Government Elections, all candidates will be required to complete the online candidate induction.

The candidate induction has been developed to assist people who are thinking about becoming a local government councillor to better understand the role. It outlines the responsibilities of Council and councillors as well as election and campaigning rules.  The induction will also serve as a refresher to those who have previously been a councillor and informs them of any recent changes to their obligations in the role.

The candidate induction is free and is available on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries' website.  For those who do not have access to the internet, the department suggests that they visit their local library or, their local government offices to complete the module online.

It is important that all prospective candidates complete the registration form at the end of the candidate induction.  This will ensure their completion is recorded by the department and will also provide them with a confirmation email for their records.

All candidates nominating for Council will be required to declare that they have completed the candidate induction at the time of nomination. The department will be able to verify who has completed the candidate induction with the Returning Officer.

More information and contact

Should you have any enquiries in relation to the 2019 Local Government Elections, please direct your enquiries to:

Bob Searle
WA Electoral Commission (WAEC) Returning Officer 
Tel: 0409 036 497
Email: LGro_coc@elections.wa.gov.au
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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
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We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.