The City of Gosnells District is represented by 12 elected members, known as Councillors. The term of office for a Councillor is four years and elections are held every second year on the third Saturday in October.

The next Local Government election is scheduled for Saturday 16 October 2021.  

At each election, half of the Council positions are declared vacant and a poll is conducted to determine the incoming Councillors.

The City holds postal elections, which are conducted on the City's behalf by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Voting in elections

Voting papers are mailed to every person appearing on either the Residents Roll or the Owners and Occupiers Roll approximately four weeks prior to the Election Day. More information on Enrolling to Vote is in the Related Links below.

Return your completed ballot paper:

  • by post to the WA Electoral Commission in the envelope provided so that it arrives before 5pm Friday 15 October 2021
  • in person by placing in the ballot box at the City of Gosnells Civic Centre, 2120 Albany Highway, Gosnells during business hours before 5pm Friday 15 October 2021
  • in person at the City of Gosnells Civic Centre polling place, 2120 Albany Highway, Gosnells between 8am and 6pm on Saturday 16 October 2021.

Nominate to be a Councillor

To stand for election as a Councillor, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be an elector of the district (if you are only an elector because you are a nominee of a company then you are not eligible to stand)
  • If you are a current Council member, have a term that ends on Election Day.

A prospective Candidates information briefing webinar has been produced by WALGA (Western Australian Local Government Association) which can be accessed here.

See link 'Nominate for election' below for more information on nominating for council.