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:

  • 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 read the Western Australian Electoral Commission's Guide for Candidates which covers eligibility, nomination and disclosure of gifts requirements.

Useful Links

Department of Local Government frequently asked questions
Prospective elected members webinar - Western Australian Local Government Association
Western Australian Electoral Commission Forms and Guides
Disclosure of electoral gifts form

Contact us

City of Fremantle
Fremantle Oval
70 Parry Street
T 08 9432 9999
F 08 9430 4634
TTY 08 9432 9777