Local Government Elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October, with half the Council seats becoming vacant on a biennial rotation. The City of Mandurah Mayor is also voted in by the electors and this position falls vacant every four years.

The next City of Mandurah Local Government Election will be held on Saturday 16 October 2021.

In 2021 the following Elected Member positions become vacant:

District: 1 Vacancy (Mayor)
Coastal ward: 1 vacancy
East ward: 2 vacancies
North ward: 1 vacancy
Town ward: 2 vacancies

City of Mandurah elections are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission as postal elections.

The City of Mandurah encourages everyone that is eligible, to make their vote count by participating in the election of their preferred local representative.

Are you interested in becoming an Elected Member?

An information session for people interested in standing for Council is run by the city and the WAEC prior to the opening of nominations for each election.  All members of the public are welcome to attend.

For more information please visit the WAEC website.

How to vote

An election package, including ballot papers, reply paid envelopes, a list of candidates, instructions on how to vote and a declaration are mailed to all electors approximately three weeks before Election Day. To vote, follow the instructions included in the package.

Electors will have the opportunity to make their vote count by either:

  • Posting using the reply paid envelope provided;
  • Delivered in person to the City of Mandurah, Administration Office at 3 Peel Street, Mandurah, by COB Friday 15 October 2021;
  • Delivered in person on Election Day to the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre at 41 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah until 6pm Saturday 16 October 2021.

WAEC Election Timetable

A full copy of the WAEC Election Timetable and additional information can be accessed on the WAEC website.

Previous Election Results

Information, statistics and results of previous local government elections in the City of Mandurah are held by the WAEC.

This information is publicly available via the WAEC at www.elections.wa.gov.au.