Local Government Elections - 16 October 2021

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

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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:

East Ward

Number of Positions: 1

New Terms to Expire: 2025

Annabell Landy - Elected unopposed

Central Ward

Number of Positions: 1

New Terms to Expire: 2025

Wendy McWhirter-Brooks - Elected unopposed

North Ward

Number of Positions: 1

New Terms to Expire: 2025

Lang Coppin - Elected unopposed

South Ward

Number of Positions: 4

New Terms to Expire: 2023 (1) 2025 (3)

Anthony Middleton

Matthew Anick

David Kular

Cheryl Drage

John Wilmot

Anita Grace

Peta Baer

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

If you want to nominate for a councillor position, you MUST complete this 30-minute online induction provided by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Upcoming Event - October 16, 2021

Election packets will be mailed out soon for people to participate in the postal election.

Are You Interested In Becoming A Vocal Local?

Nominations for Council will open 2 September 2021 and close 9 September 2021.

If you want to nominate for a councillor position, you MUST complete this 30-minute online induction provided by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Local Government Elections Timeline

Prospective Candidate Nominee Information Package

Shire of East Pilbara Ward Boundaries Map

Shire of East Pilbara Strategic Community Plan

Shire of East Pilbara Corporate Business Plan

Shire of East Pilbara Annual Budget 2021 -2022

Shire of East Pilbara Annual Report 2019 -2020

Shire of East Pilbara Agendas and Minutes

Elected Members Code of Conduct

Election Signage Guidelines 2019

INFOPAGE - LG Election Candidate Signs on Main Roads

Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries Fact Sheets

An Introduction to Local Government

The Role of a Council Member

Nominating to be a Council Member

Election Campaigning

Conduct of Local Government Elections

Electoral Gifts and Crowd Funding

What happens when you become a council member

Western Australian Electoral Commission Fact Sheets

Summary Information for Candidates

Nomination for Election by Candidate

Nomination for Election by Agent

Disclosure of Gifts

WALGA Presentation

Presentation from 19 August

August 18: WALGA Webinar for Prospective Councillors

Free WALGA Webinar for prospective councillor nominees.

While this webinar is not compulsory, this webinar is intended for Candidates who are considering nominating for election, and will prepare those who are successful in the election for life as a Council Member.

The webinar will focus on the following key areas:

  • Purpose of Local Government
  • Role of the Council and Council Members
  • Important Provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 and Regulations
  • How Local Government Decision-making Occurs
  • Personal Responsibility to Understand Conflicts of Interest
  • New Code of Conduct Behaviour Provisions Relating to Candidates
  • Induction and Council Member Essentials Training
  • FAQs / Question and Answer Session

The webinar will be screened from 5pm on August 18th at:

  • Newman Council Chambers
  • Marble Bar Council Chambers 

Contact the Newman Administration Office on 9175 8000 or the Marble Bar Administration Office on 9176 1008 for more information.

August 30: Shire of East Pilbara and WA Electoral Commission Information Session for Prospective Councillors

Did you miss the free information sessions? Don't worry, here's the information presented on the day in Marble Bar and Newman.

Shire of East Pilbara Presentation

WA Electoral Commission Presentation

September 2-9: Nominations Open and Compulsory Induction

Call for Nominations

If you want to nominate for a councillor position, you MUST complete this 30-minute online induction provided by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

September 17 - October 16: Postal Voting

Commencement and lodgement of election packets begin in mid-September.

Keep an eye out in your mail box for the election packet so you can vote for your councillors.

People can complete their vote by post, and the last date to return via mail will be released shortly.

People can also drop off their ballot at the ballots in Marble Bar Shire Administration Office, Nullagine Library and Newman Shire Administration Office.

Postal Votes

October 16: Polls close

Polls Close 1pm in Marble Bar.

Polls Close 3pm in Nullagine.

Polls Close 6pm in Newman.