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The 2020 Election

On Friday, 2 March 2018, the Minister for Local Government announced the suspension of the City of Perth Council and the appointment of Commissioners to fulfil the role of the suspended Council. In October 2019 the term of the suspended Lord Mayor and four suspended Councillors expired and in January 2020 the Minister declared the offices of the remaining four suspended Councillors vacant, as more than half of the offices of Council were vacant. The Minister has set the date for an election to fill the vacancies as Saturday, 17 October 2020.

There are nine positions available on Council:

  • 1 Lord Mayor, 3 year term, Term to expire on 21 October 2023
  • 4 Councillors, 3 year terms, Term to expire on 21 October 2023
  • 4 Councillors, 1 year terms, Term to expire on 16 October 2021

The 2020 election offers the opportunity to establish an entirely new Council for the City of Perth.


Information for voters
Information for candidates
Candidate Profiles

Election Update – Thursday 8 October 2020

  • 15,281 election packages have been issued.
  • 3,853 packages have been placed in ballot boxes 
  • Voter turnout is currently 25%.
  • In 2017 the total voter turnout was 37%
  • 21 election packs returned to Electoral Commission from the City’s Owners and Occupiers Roll and City of Perth has contacted available electors about replacement ballot papers

Election Update – Friday 16 October 2020

  • Voter turnout is currently 38.2%