The 2023 Election
The 2023 election sees the following positions available on Council:
- Lord Mayor, 4 year term, Term to expire on 16 October 2027
- 4 Councillors, 4 year terms, Term to expire on 16 October 2027
Enrolments for the 2023 Election are now closed.
Mr Brian Robartson has been appointed as the Returning Officer for the City of Perth election. Mr Robartson can be contacted on 0477358080 or email LGro_perth@elections.wa.gov.au
Candidate information sessions
The City of Perth held a Candidate Information Session on Tuesday, 8 August 2023.
The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries held an information session on 14 August 2023. A recording of the webinar can be found here.
If you are interested in standing for the City of Perth Council you can find more information here.
For election related enquiries, please contact email@example.com or call 08 9461 3930 or 08 9461 3187.
When is election day?Saturday, 21 October 2023.
When does the poll close?6pm on Saturday, 21 October 2023.
When are the votes counted?After 6pm on Saturday, 21 October 2023.
When are the election results announced?The election results will be announced when the counting of votes has been finalised.
Where can I vote?The election is conducted via postal voting. A ballot box will be on ground floor of Council House Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and on Saturday, 21 October 2023 from 8am - 6pm.
When will I receive the voting papers?
What is the system for counting votes?
The ‘first past the post’ system of voting has been changed to optional preferential voting (OPV) for the 2023 local government elections.
The Department of Local Government Sports and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) have released information which explains this voting system.
Who is the Returning Officer?
Can I vote for the Lord Mayor directly?Yes, if you are an elector of the City of Perth. The next Lord Mayor election will be held on 21 October 2023.
Does the City have wards?No.
What do I do if I don't receive my ballot papers?Please call the City's Governance team on 08 9461 3930 or 08 9461 3187 to request replacement ballot papers.
If I own multiple properties in the City, can I vote more than once?No, an individual cannot vote multiple times.
Why do I have to provide a copy of my lease, tenancy agreement etc?Under the Local Government Act 1995 and the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997 the Chief Executive Officer can make inquires to determine a person's eligibility for enrolment, including asking for a copy of a lease or tenancy agreement to support a claim for enrolment.