Local Government Elections

General Election Information

The term of a Councillor is four years, with an election being held every two years for approximately half of the Councillors.

The last election was held in 2017 and the next election will be in 2019.

Information regarding the 2019 Election, including how to nominate to be a Councillor, will be advertised locally in Wiluna, in the West Australian newspaper and on this website.

How to vote in the Shire Election

To vote in a Shire of Wiluna Election, you must be enrolled at an address in Wiluna on the:

  • WA Electoral Commission Electoral Roll (State); or
  • Australian Electoral Commission Electoral Roll (Federal); or
  • Shire of Wiluna Owners and Occupiers Roll (maintained by the Shire)

Being a ratepayer within the Shire of Wiluna does NOT mean you are necessarily entitled to vote; to vote, you must comply with one of the above three categories.

For more information, please contact the Shire of Wiluna by emailing reception@wiluna.wa.gov.au

Or you can visit the WA Electoral Commission website or the Australian Electoral Commission website

Postal voting

Once you are enrolled to vote for the Shire of Wiluna, you can then apply to become a postal voter for the Shire of Wiluna elections.

Being a postal voter means that you don’t have to attend in person to cast your vote. Instead, the voting papers are sent to you, you fill them out and then return via post to the Shire.

This is a great option for those who may live significant distances from Wiluna, or for those who may be unable to attend for health or personal reasons.

Contact the Shire Electoral Officer by emailing: reception@wiluna.wa.gov.au