How to become an elected member | City of Fremantle

How to become an elected member

Councillors play a vital leadership role, working together to create and implement the community's vision, strategic direction and values. If you want to make a difference in your community and have a say in local decision-making, then consider becoming a candidate.

Any eligible elector in the City of Fremantle (who is 18 years of age or older and who is not disqualified) can stand as a candidate in the City of Fremantle Local Government Elections. Nominees of a body corporate cannot stand for election.

Enquiries about your enrolment eligibility status can be checked through the Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) website or by calling the (WAEC) on 13 63 06 (WA only) or (08) 9214 0400.

Who can nominate to become an Elected Member?

Nominations can only be submitted to the Returning Officer responsible for the City of Fremantle local government elections once the nomination period opens. An effective nomination consists of the following:

Prior to nominating, potential candidates should also read the Western Australian Electoral Commission's call for nominations notice which covers eligibility and nomination requirements.

Should you have any enquiries about your eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates , please contact the Returning Officer on:

David Brown
Returning Officer
T 0403 342 110

Useful Links and forms

Department of Local Government candidate information
Western Australian Electoral Commission Forms and Guides
Disclosure of electoral gifts

Contact us

City of Fremantle
Fremantle Oval
70 Parry Street
T 1300 MYFREO (1300 693 736)
F 08 9430 4634
TTY 08 9432 9777

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