Nominating for council
Becoming an Elected Member at the City of Subiaco provides an opportunity to be part of the decision making process to make a positive difference in your community. Elected Members have a wide range of responsibilities, including representing electors and residents in making decisions about community assets, infrastructure and services, allocation of resources and setting Council's policies.
The nomination period to become a candidate in the 2017 local government elections opened on Thursday 7 September 2017 and closed on Thursday 14 September 2017 at 4pm.
In 2017, there were vacancies for the positions of:
- Mayor (1)
- North Ward councillor (1)
- Central Ward councillor (1)
- South Ward councillor (1)
- East ward councillor (2)
To nominate as an Elected Member, you must:
- Be on the electoral roll as a resident or non-resident owner or occupier of a rateable property in the City of Subiaco.
- Be over 18 years of age and not disqualified from being an Elected Member under the Local Government Act.
Nominees of a body corporate are not eligible to nominate as an Elected Member. See Part 2, Division 5 of the Local Government Act for a list of disqualifying factors.
The city’s Returning Officer is appointed by the Western Australian Electoral Commission and is responsible for the conduct and processes associated with City of Subiaco local government elections. The Returning Officer is able to provide further information for prospective candidates including guides and forms for candidates and scrutineers.
Those wishing to nominate are required to make an appointment with the Returning Officer, Gavin Cotterell who is representing the City of Subiaco. The nomination period opened Thursday 7 September 2017 and closed at 4pm Thursday 14 September 2017. The Returning Officer can be contacted by mobile phone on
0404 02 7191 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations are to be finalised and lodged in person with the city’s Returning Officer, who is responsible for the local government elections once the nomination period opens. An effective nomination consists of:
- a completed nomination form
- a profile of the candidate, prepared in accordance with the regulations
- a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or money order)
- a photograph (optional).
Prior to nominating, potential candidates should read the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s Guide for Candidates (Postal Elections) and be familiar with eligibility, nomination and disclosure of gifts requirements.
Candidates are encouraged to make an appointment with the city’s Returning Officer well before nominations close to discuss nominations. The city’s Returning Officer will be available at the City of Subiaco Administration Centre for appointments during the nomination period.
Nominating as an Elected Member is an important decision. The Department of Local Government and Communities has published information to assist with this process.
Download city's Nominating to become an Elected Member Booklet
Disclosure of electoral gifts
Both candidates and donors are required to disclose information about any electoral related gift with a value of $200.00 or more that is given or promised within the disclosure period. It is essential that candidates are aware of this legislative requirement and should advise donors of their reporting responsibilities.
All disclosures are to be made on a LG09A Disclosure of Gifts form and delivered to the City of Subiaco Chief Executive Officer within three days of receiving the gift, once the candidate nomination has been made to the Returning Officer.
Donors will also need to disclose any gifts made within the relevant period. Information to be supplied includes the name of the candidate, the name and address of the donor, the date the gift was promised or received, the value of the gift and a description of the gift.
Candidate information session
Dowload LG09A Disclosure of Gifts form
To enable prospective candidates to gain more information on becoming an Elected Member and how to stand for Council, the Town of Mosman Park hosted a combined Prospective Candidate Information Session on the following date:
Date: Wednesday 16 August 2017 at 7.30pm
Venue: The Grove Community Centre
Address: 1 Leake Street, Peppermint Grove
Find out more on the city's online events calendar.
WALGA Prospective Elected Member Webinar
The Western Australian Local Government Association held a free webinar for prospective candidates. Topics include:
- an overview of local government
- the roles and responsibilities of Council and Councillors
- behavioural expectation of Councillors
- an overview of the skills required to be a successful Councillor
- impacts on home life.
Date and time
Thursday 17 August 2017, 5.00pm - 5.45pm
Prospective candidates are encouraged to register for this free webinar. For more information and to register, visit the WALGA website.