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.
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:
- a completed Local Government candidate induction
- a completed nomination form
- a profile of the candidate, prepared in accordance with the regulations
- a nomination deposit
- a photograph (optional)
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:
T 0403 342 110
Useful Links and forms
City of Fremantle
70 Parry Street
T 1300 MYFREO (1300 693 736)
F 08 9430 4634
TTY 08 9432 9777