As a candidate for an upcoming election (local, state or federal) you may wish to seek Mandurah community support.
This page will provide you will guidance on the requirements to ensure compliance with the City of Mandurah's Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2016 when advertising or campaigning with the City of Mandurah.
Note: Queries in relation to a Federal election should be directed to Australian Electoral Commission 13 23 26 and State and local government elections should be directed to Western Australian Electoral Commission 13 63 06.
Election Advertising on Local Government Property
Under the City’s Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2016 election signage cannot be placed on public property until the 6 weeks prior to the election date.
A permit is required to place signage on public property and places.
Please read the Governance Factsheet: Electoral Advertising and Permit Request for more information.
Election Advertising on Private Property
Once an election is called, there is an exemption for temporary election signage to not require development approval on private property, as prescribed in the Planning and Development Act 2005 and the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015. This exemption only applies for the period from when the election is called to 48 hours after the closing of the polls; refer to cl. 61(1)(g).
No permit is required to place signage on private property/verge with the owner’s permission.
Election Advertising on Main Roads
Approval may be required from other agencies such as Main Roads WA for signs that are placed within property that is under their control. The enforcement of Election Signs on main roads is the responsibility of Main Roads WA (Phone: 138 138 for enquiries).
Election advertising must be in accordance with the Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2016 as detailed in the factsheet and will be strictly enforced through impoundment of signs and / or the issuance of infringements.
The City recognises that candidates may wish to maximise advertising exposure within the district however please be advised that signage which contravenes the City’s Local Government Property and Public Places Local Law 2016 or the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 may lead to a $300 or $500 infringement respectively.
Hiring a public park or reserve
If you are undertaking campaigning in public places please make a Public Open Space Application for assessment by the City.
Organising an event on City of Mandurah Property
Please review the information available on the City of Mandurah website - Organising an Event.