Shire of West Arthur

Council Elections

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years.

Elected Members are elected for terms of four years in Western Australia. Elections are held every two years for half of the council, and candidates are elected using the first-past-the-post voting system. If a vacancy occurs within a term, an extraordinary election is held. See the Elected Members page for current terms.

Councillors represent the interests of the ratepayers and residents of the district and provide leadership and guidance to the community. They facilitate communication between the community and Shire, and participate in the Shire’s decision making process.

Information is also available on the WAEC website.

Community members interested in knowing more about the role of an elected member are welcome to attend a Council meeting.  

Prospective candidates are required to complete an induction, click here for further information.

2021 Election

This year's Election was held Saturday 16 October 2021.

10 nominations were received for the 4 vacant positions. These are the results:

Candidate Votes
PLANK Shane 36
MANUEL Neil 172
SOUTH Duncan 201
METCALF Peter 18
LLOYD Marie 18
LUBCKE Robyn 163
LLOYD Gregory 5
WHITAKER Geoffrey 85
KING Kevin James 47

Therefore the following people are elected as councillors for the District of the Shire of West Arthur.  Each Councillor will hold office until the date set out next to his/her name:

Name Expiry of Term
SOUTH Duncan 18 October 2025
HARRINGTON Karen 18 October 2025
MANUEL Neil 18 October 2025
LUBCKE Robyn 18 October 2025