Local government elections

The City of Fremantle Council has 13 Elected Members, which is made up of a mayor, who is the leader of the council, and 12 councillors. Each councillor represents one of the City’s six wards, with each Ward represented by two councillors.

Local government elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October. The next election will be held on Saturday 19 October 2019. At each election half of the seats on the City of Fremantle Council become vacant.

The City’s Mayor Brad Pettitt was elected in October 2017 for a four year term. His term will expire in October 2021 when the next mayoral election will be held.

The Western Australian Electoral Commission (WAEC) will conduct a postal election on behalf of the City of Fremantle.

Postal voting is considered to be convenient and easy as packages are delivered to eligible voters letterboxes with a prepaid envelope included to enable completed ballot papers to be returned to the WAEC at the voter’s convenience.

Packages can also be hand delivered to the sealed ballot box made available by the City of Fremantle up until 6pm on election day.

The counting of votes received will commence at 6pm on election day and the results are normally available later that evening.

More information

Election 2019 candidate profiles
How to vote in an election

How to become an Elected Member
Disclosures of electoral gifts
Electoral activities and signage

Contact us

City of Fremantle
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