Local government election day
Local government election day is Saturday 16 October 2021.
Shire of Mundaring Election Notice
How to vote
Voting in a local government election is not compulsory in Western Australia. However, all electors are strongly encouraged to vote.
This election will be by postal vote, conducted by the WA Electoral Commission.
All eligible electors will receive a postal voting package two to three weeks prior to polling day, depending on the service delivery of Australia Post.
The package will include candidate profiles, ballot paper(s), instructions on how to vote, a declaration that must be signed by the elector and a reply-paid envelope.
To vote, follow the instructions included in the package.
Your postal vote must be received before 6.00 pm on polling day (Saturday 16 October 2021). If you do not think that your postal voting package can be returned by post in time, you can deliver it by hand to the Shire of Mundaring's administration office.
Current elected member vacancies
Councillors are elected for a four-year term.
Six of our current Elected Members complete their term this year, resulting in six (6) vacancies:
- East Ward: one vacancy (Cr Kate Driver retiring)
- Central Ward: one vacancy (Cr Toni Burbidge retiring)
- South Ward: two vacancies (Cr David Lavell and Cr Darrell Jones retiring)
- West Ward: two vacancies (Cr Ian Green and Cr Jason Russell retiring).
How to nominate as a candidate
Eligible electors who wish to run as a candidate at their local government election must nominate between Thursday 2 September 2021 and 4.00pm sharp, Thursday 9 September.
In order to nominate, you must be registered as a voter in the Shire of Mundaring.
You must complete a valid nomination application and present it to the Returning Officer before nominations close.
For more detailed information on how to nominate, refer to the Summary Information for Candidates Manual (PDF).
Candidate induction (to be completed prior to nominating)
Being a council member is a big commitment. The candidate induction course has been developed to assist your understanding of what your obligations and commitments will be if you are elected.
To complete the online candidate induction, visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website.
Electoral gift register
Candidates and electoral gift donors must disclose electoral gifts received, made or promised during the disclosure period, which runs until the day of swearing-in for successful candidates or three days after election day for unsuccessful candidates.
Electoral Gift Register - Election 2021.pdf
More information and contact
For more information about the local government elections, please contact us.
Mundaring - Close of Enrolment Notice LGE 2021.pdf
Shire of Mundaring - Call for Nominations - Notice Board.pdf