The next City of Mandurah Local Government Election will be held on Saturday 16 October 2021. Local Government Elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October.

For more information about Local Government Elections please contact the Department of Local Government and the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Alternatively, you may contact Governance Services at the City of Mandurah via email elections@mandurah.wa.gov.au or 9550 3735.

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

Common questions

Councillors represent each of the four wards of Mandurah. At the 2021 Ordinary Election, you will be voting for a nominated candidate from your ward.

Ward maps are available for your information on City of Mandurah website and the boundaries of each ward within the Mandurah District are defined in the FAQ Voters Factsheet.

The next Ordinary Local Government Election will be held on Saturday 16 October 2021.

Electors will be given the opportunity to vote by:

Post: votes must be mailed in and reach the WAEC before the election to ensure they are counted, it recommended that you post your ballot by Tuesday 12 October;

Hand deliver: drop it into the secure ballot box at City’s Administration Building, 3 Peel Street, Mandurah  before 4.15pm on Friday prior to the election day;

Election Day - Saturday, 16 October 2021: Electors can drop off their completed voting package at the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre on Ormsby Terrace.

Misplaced or lost packages can also be reissued prior to the Election at the Administration building and on Election Day at the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre and voting closes at 6pm.

If you do not receive a voting package or if you have misplaced it you may:

  1. Visit the City’s Administration building between 8:30am and 4:00pm and we will reissue your voting package; or
  2. Vote in person on Election Day at the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre, 41 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah between 8.00am and 6.00pm.

Yes, the City of Mandurah Mayor is voted in by the electors. This position falls vacant every four years and the current Mayor's term began in 2017.

The next Local Government Election where the Mayoral seat will be up for nomination will be in 2021.

A person must meet all of the following requirements:

1.     You are correctly enrolled on a State or Commonwealth electoral roll.
2.     A resident or a non-resident owner of rateable property or land within the City of Mandurah.
3.     Is 18 years of age or older.
4.     Is an Australian Citizen.
5.     Nominees for bodies corporate (companies) which own or occupy rateable property within the electorate. The body corporate may nominate up to two persons to vote on its behalf.

If your address is in Mandurah, contact the WAEC www.elections.wa.gov.au to update your enrolment details details.

If you are Eligible to be on the Owner and Occupiers Roll please contact City of Mandurah’s Governance Services on 9550 3735, or email elections@mandurah.wa.gov.au so that your eligibility can be considered.

Update your enrollment details
You are only able to vote once in each ward.
You are able to vote in each Ward and therefore an Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form should be completed for each Ward, however only one vote can be cast for the position of Mayor.
Yes, provided you enroll with the City of Mandurah by submitting an Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form.
Yes, provided the company nominates up to two Directors and/or other persons to vote on its behalf.
Whether a church or charity can nominate an elector depends on whether or not the property is rateable. Only the owners or occupiers of rateable property may enroll to vote. If the owner is a body corporate that owns rateable property, then the body corporate may nominate up to two persons to enroll on its behalf.

For example, if a church owns four properties, and only one of these properties is rateable, then the church may nominate up to two persons to enroll on its behalf, and these two persons may vote only in the Ward where the rateable property is situated. 
If you enroll as an owner of rateable property (this includes nominees of a body corporate which owns property) then your enrolment remains valid for as long as you continue to own the property.

If you enroll as an occupier of rateable property then your enrolment remains valid for two ordinary elections. If your enrolment was lodged too late for an election, then it remains valid for a period which covers three elections, although you may not vote in the first election.
No, voting is not compulsory, however electors are encouraged to make their vote count by participating in the election of their preferred local representative.

Nominating to become an Elected Member (Mayor or Councillor) of the City of Mandurah Council is an important decision. The role is rewarding and challenging, and can often be time consuming, demanding and complex. Being an Elected Member gives an opportunity to contribute to the community and influence decisions that shape the future of the district.

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

Find out more about becoming an elected member

Ward maps

District map (PDF - 1.8MB)
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Coastal ward (PDF - 2.9MB)
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East ward (PDF - 3.5MB)
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North ward (PDF - 4.2MB)
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Town ward (PDF - 3.2MB)
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Useful documents

Enrolment eligibility claim (PDF - 66.6KB)
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Application to register a nominee for a body corporate (PDF - 49.4KB)
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Election signage factsheet (PDF - 216.1KB)
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