Local government elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October. Residents elect three councillors to represent each ward and a Mayor for the Council. Elected members are chosen for a four year term.

Local Government Elections 2017  

Are you interested in being Mayor or a Councillor of the City of Cockburn?

Elections will be held in the City of Cockburn on 21 October 2017 for six vacancies on Council. The elections will be run by the WA Electoral Commission as a postal vote. Voting is voluntary.

The following table displays the six vacancies on Council including ward (if applicable), position and term:

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

The terms of the incumbent Mayor and five Councillors expire at that time.

Who can nominate to run for council in a local government election?

Anyone aged 18 or older, and is on the Western Australian Electoral Commission's electoral roll which is currently being prepared, can nominate for Council. You should be automatically enrolled for your residential address, but if you own more than one property in the district, you may be entitled to vote in more than one ward election.

Check with our Rates Department on 08 9411 3444 on your eligibility.  Registrations to be included on the roll close Friday 1 September 2017.

You cannot run for Council if you are:

  • A member of parliament or a member on another Council
  • Financially insolvent
  • Currently serving a prison sentence
  • Convicted of a serious local government offence in the previous five years
  • Convicted of an offence for which the indictable penalty was imprisonment of more than five years
  • Found personally liable for misapplying local government funds or property in the previous five years.

Wards and boundaries

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



9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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