Extraordinary election call for nominations

Public Notice 12 January 2023
2023 Elections

A local government extraordinary election will be held on Friday, 3 March 2023 in the City of South Perth to fill the following vacancy

Como Ward - 1 Councillor Term to expire: 21 October 2023

Nominations Open on Wednesday, 18 January 2023

Nominations Close at 4:00 PM Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:

  • at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
  • between 2:00pm and 4:00 PM Wednesday, 25 January 2023 (close of nominations) at the City of South Perth, cnr Sandgate Street and South Terrace SOUTH PERTH.

Nominations Requirements

Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission(www.elections.wa.gov.au);
  • a single A4 page profile of not more than 800 characters (including spaces) containing information about the candidate;
  • a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or postal order);
  • (optional) a recent passport-sized photograph of the candidate’s head, or head and shoulders; and
  • every candidate must have completed the online course titled Induction for prospective candidates, available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au, prior to nominating.

The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed at www.elections.wa.gov.au

Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate.

The documents may be hand delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.


Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer, Fiona  BENTLEY on 0477 263 280 or Lgro_xsou@elections.wa.gov.au or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.


Contact us

For more information, please contact the City.