Local Government Elections 2021 Print

Local Government Elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October, with half of the Council seats becoming vacant on a biennial rotation.  

The next Shire of East Pilbara Local Government Election will be held on Saturday 16 October 2021.

In 2021, the following Elected Member positions will become vacant:

South Ward: 3 vacancies
North Ward: 1 vacancy
East Ward: 1 vacancy
Central Ward: 1 vacancy

Shire of East Pilbara elections are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission as postal elections.

Are you interested in becoming an elected member?

Election day is Saturday 16 October 2021 for 6 vacancies
The election is likely to be conducted as a postal vote election, conducted by the WA Electoral Commission.
Nominations will open 2 September 2021 and close 9 September 2021.
The first key date in the process is the requirement for candidates and donors to record donations made to, or by them for a candidate’s campaign.
The legislation -  s4.59 Local Government Act and Part 5A of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997 – requires candidates and donors to make formal disclosures of gifts received and given.
Gifts worth $200 or more, or 2 or more gifts from the same donor, totalling $200 or more need to be declared.
Although a candidate and donors do not disclose gifts until the candidate’s nomination is accepted, the legislation requires election gifts received from 16 April 2021 (being 6 months prior to election day) to be recorded and disclosed.
It is suggested that candidates and donors complete the Attached Form for election gifts given and received, and lodge it when the nomination is accepted.
Further information is available by contacting the Acting Manager of Governance, Kylie Bergmann, on 9175 8000 or by email at cg@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au