Local Government Elections - information sessions for candidates

News Update 31 July 2023
2023 Elections

A series of information sessions will be be held to guide prospective candidates in the 2023 Local Government Elections.

City of South Perth information session

The City will be holding a candidate information session to inform prospective candidates about the roles and responsibilities of local government, Councillors and the Council.

6pm, Thursday 24 August 2023
Civic Reception Room
City of South Perth Civic Centre
Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth

Prior to nominating as a candidate you will need to complete an induction course to assist your understanding of what your obligations and commitments will be if you are elected.


Other information sessions

Hosted by the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) - together with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLSGC) - the sessions will give candidates an opportunity to learn more about the election process and the roles and responsibilities of being a Councillor.

The following sessions are free, however registration is essential:


Tuesday 1 August, 6-8pm

Young people are among the most under-represented groups in local government and the Youth Affairs Council of WA is hoping to change that with a series of forums to encourage young people to consider nominating as a Councillor at the October elections.

Local Government Minister David Michael will be speaking at the Herb Graham Recreation Centre in Mirrabooka. This event will also be live streamed. Register here.

Thursday 10 August, time to be confirmed

A second forum will be held at the Grove Library at 1, Leak Street, Peppermint Grove. Register here.

Wednesday 16 August, 6-8pm (venue to be confirmed)

For more information, please visit the YACWA website.

People with disability

Monday 7 August, 5-7pm at 246 Vincent Street, Leederville

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries will be holding a forum for people living with a disability, who are interested in becoming a Local Government councillor.

Local Government Minister David Michael and panel of current and former councillors with lived experience of disability will discuss topics such as:

  • local government election process
  • campaign tips and potential pitfalls
  • support, resources, workplace adjustments and accessibility.

The session will be held at the DLGSC office in Leederville and includes time for attendees to ask the panel questions or address specific feedback. 

The event will also be live streamed from 5pm.

Register here, call 1300 762 511 or visit the DLGSC website to find out more.

Election Candidate Information - Briefing Webinar

Monday 14 August, 6pm - online

The WA Local Government Association will host a free online Webinar for people interested in nominating to be a Councillor.

People from all walks of life serve on their local Council and this informative and interactive chat aims to provide an insight into the election process and what to expect in the role as a Councillor.

Once you have registered you will receive information on how to join the webinar.

Register here.


Contact us

For more information, please contact the City.