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How to Stand for Council


The City is holding an information session for anyone interested in standing for election as Councillor in the 2015 Local Government Elections;


When: 5.30pm Monday 31 August 2015

Where: Tuckey Room - 83 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah


All members of the public are welcome to attend.


If you want to make a difference in your community and have a say in local decision-making, stand for election as a Local Government Councillor.

The City of Mandurah encourages people from diverse backgrounds to nominate for election. The importance of the role of our Elected Member cannot be underestimated. It involves a strong commitment to achieve effective local government, which improves the quality of life in your community. An effective Council is essential and requires teamwork and dedication from all Elected Members. 

There are many benefits from being involved in your local Council; namely the sense of satisfaction you will achieve from serving your community and being involved in making important decisions for the future. This short video outlines the benefits of being an Elected Member. 


Click here to view information for candidates that is available on the WAEC website


Nomination requirements

Nomination applications must be lodged with the Returning Officer at a pre-arranged appointment at the City's Administration Building. Contact details for the City's Returning Officer are as follows:



Mobile: 0403 020 637



Candidates are required to make an appointment with the Returning Officer to lodge:

  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed.
  • a single A4 page profile containing not more than 150 words of biographical information about the proposed.
  • candidate and statements of the candidate’s policies or beliefs.
  • a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or postal order).
  • a recent passport-sized photograph (optional).

Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, the candidate must fill in the prescribed form with a written authorisation and sign it.

All nominations are to be submitted to the Returning Officer only.