Local Government Elections

Information and resources for electors and candidates. 

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A Council serves the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale consisting of nine (9) elected members, which cover three (3) wards: North ward, North West ward and South ward.

For details on the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s wards and their corresponding elected member representation, please click here.

Elected members are elected to their positions for a four-year term. Local government elections in Western Australia are held every two (2) years. This means that approximately half of the positions on council become available to contest each election.

The 2019 local government election will be held Saturday, 19 October 2019.

The following vacancies exist for the October 2019 election:

  • North West Ward – two Councillors (4 year term each)
  • North Ward – one Councillor (4 year term)
  • South Ward – two Councillors (4 year term each)

While voting in a local government election is not compulsory in Western Australia, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote.

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale’s ordinary elections are administered by the Western Australian Electoral Commission and are conducted by post.