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.

In 2019, at the close of Council nominations, the following candidates were elected unopposed:

  • Adam Squires
  • Graeme Peirce
  • Neil Morrell

Councillors Ray Harrington, Michael Meredith and Alan Blencowe decided not to renominate.

2021 Election

The next election will be held in October 2021. There will be four vacancies.

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.

Local Government Elections August 4, 2021

This year there will be 4 positions of Councillor up for election. The key dates to note are:

Public Notice August 4, 2021

Ordinary council meetings - change of time

Public Meeting - Heritage Register Review August 2, 2021

Public Meeting - Heritage Register Review Where: Shire Chambers, 31 Burrowes Street DARKAN When:...

Update - Shire Road Conditions 12pm Monday 2 August 2021 August 2, 2021

The latest weather event over the weekend caused some minor issues to the Shire of West Arthur Road ...