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Information for voters

City of Perth voters have the unique opportunity to decide the capital city Council on behalf of all Western Australians. It is a privilege that is afforded to less than one per cent of the State's population.

  • Who can vote?

    RESIDENTS
    Residents of the City are eligible to vote in Council elections if they are enroled on state electoral roll for an address in the City of Perth. Residents can check whether they are enrolled to vote by visiting the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

    NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY OWNERS
    You may be eligible to vote in Council elections if you own property within the City of Perth district and you are listed on the federal electoral roll, but not within the City of Perth.

    NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY OCCUPIERS
    You may be eligible to vote in Council elections if you can demonstrate that you have the legal right to occupy rateable property for at least the next three months within the City of Perth and you are listed on the federal electoral roll, but not within the City of Perth.

    BUSINESS PROPERTY OWNERS OR OCCUPIERS
    Body corporate entities that own property within Perth city or can demonstrate that they have the legal right to occupy rateable property for at least the next three months, can nominate two people to vote on behalf of the body corporate who must be on the federal electoral roll, but not within the City of Perth.

  • How do I enrol?

    RESIDENTS
    To be included on the state electoral roll, fill out the Enrol to Vote form, and return it in an envelope (no postage required) to:

    Reply Paid 1098 Perth
    Australian Electoral Commission
    GPO Box 9867
    Perth WA 6848

    To vote in the 16 October 2021 election you must enrol to vote by 27 August 2021 at 5pm, when enrolment closes. 

    NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY OWNERS OR OCCUPIERS
    To apply to enrol as a non-resident owner or occupier, complete the Application for Inclusion on the Owners and Occupiers Roll form and send it to:

    City of Perth
    27 St Georges Tce
    Perth WA 6000

    or

    info@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

    The City will consider your claim, determine whether you are eligible and inform you of the outcome of your application in writing. If you are an occupier please provide evidence of the legal right to occupy the property and proof of payment of rent and send the documents to the addresses above.

    BUSINESS PROPERTY OWNERS OR OCCUPIERS
    To nominate electors, complete all sections of Application to Nominate Electors on the Owners and Occupiers Roll Form, and send it to:

    City of Perth
    27 St Georges Tce
    Perth WA 6000

    or

    info@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

    The City will consider your claim, determine whether you are eligible and inform you of the outcome of your application in writing. If your body corporate is an occupier please provide evidence of the legal right to occupy the property and proof of payment of rent and send the documents to the addresses above.

  • How to vote

    The election will conducted via postal voting. The City has appointed the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) to run the election.
     
    Electors will receive an election package containing one ballot paper to vote for Councillors, candidate profiles, a declaration envelope and pre-paid return envelope, approximately three weeks before the election.
     
    To vote, complete the ballot papers, place them in the declaration envelope and then the pre-paid envelope and post the envelope in the mail. A ballot box will be on ground floor of Council House A ballot box will be on ground floor of Council House Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm and on Saturday, 16 October 2021 from 8am - 6pm to enable electors to return their ballot papers in person.

    Please refer to the Australia Post website for the most up to date information on letter delivery times.


  • Key dates
    Friday, 27 August 2021 at 5pm - Close of applications to enrol to vote
    Thursday, 2 September 2021 - Nominations to stand for Council open
    Wednesday, 8 September 2021 at 4pm - Nominations to stand for Council close at 4pm
    Saturday, 16 October 2021 - Election day