Local Government Elections

Published on Monday, 1 May 2023 at 9:06:05 AM

Local Government Elections

Local Government Elections will this year be held on Saturday 21 October.  A number of councillor roles will become available at the Shire of West Arthur and community members are encouraged to consider nominating for Council.

Councillors have a number of primary roles:

  • Providing leadership and guidance to the community
  • Facilitating communication between the community and the council
  • Determining and reviewing policy
  • Managing assets
  • Governing finances

To stand for election as a councillor, or a mayor or president elected by the people of a local government district, you must:

You are not eligible to nominate for council if you:

  • are a member of State or Federal Parliament;
  • are an insolvent under administration;
  • are serving a prison sentence for a crime;
  • have been convicted of a serious local government offence within the last five years, (unless the court has waived the disqualification);
  • have been convicted on indictment of an offence for which the penalty was or included imprisonment for life, or imprisonment for more than five years;
  • are a member of another council;
  • are subject to a court order disqualifying you from being a council member because you have misapplied local government funds or property;
  • are on the local electoral roll as the nominee of a body corporate;
  • propose standing for two positions on council (unless you are standing for mayor or president as well as councillor); or
  • are currently disqualified by the State Administrative Tribunal from holding office as a member of a council.

If you would like to know more, please contact one of our existing councillors or the CEO.

Back to All News