Local Government Ordinary Elections

Under the Local Government Act 1995 (Act), Ordinary local government elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October. 

The next Local Government Ordinary election will be held on 21 October 2023.

2023 Local Government Ordinary Election Notices

Shire of Koorda - Results of Election

Shire of Koorda - Call for Nominations

Candidate Profiles - 2023 Ordinary Elections

Nominations for the 2023 local government ordinary elections are open until 4pm Thursday 7 September 2023. 

Candidate Profiles can be found below and will be updated as they are received by the Shire.

Gina Boyne

Click here to view Gina Boyne's candidate profile

Kylie Burrell

Click here to view Kylie Burrell's candidate profile

Thinking of Becoming a Councillor? 

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor and would like more information you can click on the links below;

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries - Nominating to be a Council Member

Western Australian (WA) Electoral Commission - Information for Candidates and Electors

Candidate Information Webinar

A Candidate Information Webinar was held on Monday 14 August 2023. The candidate webinar was hosted at WALGA by State President Cr Karen Chappel and featuring presentations from the Electoral Commission, the Department and WALGA staff. As well as describing the key processes and roles in becoming a Councillor, the webinar included a Question-and-Answer session addressing direct queries from participants.

A recording of the webinar, including slides and graphics can be found here.

Mandatory Candidate Induction

It is compulsory to complete this induction before you nominate. The induction should take approximately thirty minutes to complete.

Candidate Induction - this link will take you to the Department of Local Government's website.

A Local Perspective and Current Issues

Candidates are also welcome to contact the Council's Chief Executive Officer for a confidential conversation by telephoning 9684 1219 or arranging a meeting. Potential candidates can also contact existing Councillors to discuss the requirements of the role. 

Councillor Contact Page

Training once you become a Councillor

The State Government has introduced mandatory training for all Elected Members. Click to view the Shire of Koorda’s “Continuing Professional Development - Elected Members” policy. 

Click here to see the course overview for Council Member Essentials Training. 

Election Gifts

Both candidates and donors must disclose information about any election related gift with a value of $300 or more that was given or promised within the 6-month period prior to the relevant election day.
A gift includes:
  • money
  • non-monetary item of value
  • in kind or where there is inadequate financial consideration, such as the receipt of a discount (where the difference or discount is worth more than $300)
  • a financial or other contribution to travel
  • the provision of a service for no consideration or for inadequate consideration
  • a firm promise or agreement to give a gift at some future time.

A 'gift' does not include a gift by will, a relative, or an item that does not relate to the candidate’s candidature, or the provision of volunteer labour.

Disclosure is to be made by completing the below form to be delivered to the Chief Executive Officer, via email, post or in person.

Disclosure of Electoral Gifts Form

Further information is available from the Department of Local Government website.

The Shire maintains an electoral gifts register that details certain information of electoral gift declarations made by candidates and donors during local government elections. The register is available on the Shire's website.

Who can vote?

WAEC Notice - Close of Enrolment


You can vote at Council elections if you are registered on the State Roll as a resident, before the rolls close.

Claims for enrolment on the State Roll should be made at any Australian Electoral Commission in Western Australia.

Owners And Occupiers

You are also eligible to be enrolled to vote if you are a non-resident owner or occupier of rateable property, provided that you are on a State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll. However, it is essential that you lodge an enrolment form. You can obtain an enrolment form from any local government office and lodge it with your local Council before closing day.

If you are not on a State or Commonwealth electoral roll, a claim can still be accepted, provided you were on the last owner and occupier's roll for that electorate and have continued to own or occupy rateable property in that electorate continuously since that roll was prepared.

To be eligible to enrol as an occupier, you will need to have a right of continuous occupation under a lease, tenancy agreement or other legal document for at least the next 3 months following the date of the application to enrol.

Joint Owners And Occupiers

If a rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two persons, a majority of the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves who are either on the State or Commonwealth rolls, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.


A body corporate which owns or occupies rateable property may nominate two persons who are on either the State or Commonwealth electoral rolls, to enrol as owner/occupier electors.

If you need to apply for registration on the Shire's Roll or wish to check that you are enrolled, please contact the Shire on 9684 1219 or shire@koorda.wa.gov.au

What am I voting for?

The Shire of Koorda councillors are members of an elected body that makes decisions on behalf of a local government through a formal meeting process. Local government council members, that includes the Shire president and councillors, do not have any authority to act or make decisions as individuals. They are members of an elected body that makes decisions on behalf of a local government through a formal meeting process.

A councillor is a person who:

  • Represents the interests of electors, ratepayers and residents of the district.
  • Provides leadership and guidance to the community in the district.
  • Facilitates communication between the community and the council.
  • Participates in the local government’s decision-making processes at council and committee meetings.
  • Acts as a representative of the people.

If you are passionate about the future direction of the Shire, this election provides an opportunity for you to nominate for Council. Nominations open on August 31 and close on September 7. 

To be eligible to nominate as a candidate you must be registered as an elector in the Shire of Koorda and aged over 18 years.

For more information on nominating for Council visit here

Further election information is available on the WA Electoral Commission website www.elections.wa.gov.au and the Shire of Koorda websitewww.koorda.wa.gov.au

Please contact the Shire on 9684 1219 or email shire@koorda.wa.gov.au for further information.