Nominate as a candidate



Any eligible elector in the Town (who is 18 years of age or older and who is not disqualified) can nominate as a candidate in the Town of Victoria Park elections.

Prior to nominating, it is compulsory to complete an induction course. The induction course has been developed to assist your understanding of what your obligations and commitments will be if you are elected. 

Nominate as a candidate

Electors who wish to nominate as a candidate must complete a valid nomination application and lodge it with the Returning Officer (by appointment) during the nomination period.

Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates are available on the Electoral Commission's website.

All candidates are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the Town's Code of Conduct for Council Members, Committee Members and Candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions

What time commitment is required of elected members?

Currently meetings of Council, agenda briefing forums and concept forums occur on Tuesday nights.

Additional meetings may be scheduled on Mondays which currently include meetings of the Audit and Risk Committee, Policy Committee and additional concept forums or workshops.

Elected members often attend community events, citizenship ceremonies and meetings with external stakeholders.

The Mayor of the Town attends additional meetings in carrying out their role as leader of the Town.

Elected members may also be appointed to external bodies which include but are not limited to:

  • Tamala Park Regional Council
  • Mindarie Regional Council
  • Joint Development Assessment Panel
  • WALGA South East Zone
  • Harold Hawthorne Senior Citizens Centre Board of Management
  • South East Metropolitan Regional Road Sub-Group
  • Perth Airport's Municipalities Group.

Elected members can also be appointed to various working groups or advisory groups. These meet at different frequencies depending on the group's terms of reference.

What are elected members paid?

The remuneration for the Mayor and Councillors is determined and reviewed by the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal on an annual basis.  

The current remuneration of the Mayor is:

Annual fee


ICT allowance


Mayor's allowance





The current remuneration of the Deputy Mayor is:

Annual fee


ICT allowance


Deputy Mayor's allowance





The current remuneration of a Councillor is:

Annual fee


ICT allowance





What induction will I receive if elected?

The Town provides a comprehensive induction and ongoing training for all elected members. Dates and details will be supplied to candidates upon nomination.

In addition, elected members must complete the Council Member Essentials course within 12 months of being elected. This course includes the following modules:

  • Understanding Local Government
  • Serving on Council
  • Meeting Procedures
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets.

Where can I find out more about the elected member role?

A free forum for potential candidates is being hosted by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Local Government Division and Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI).

Learn about the role and responsibilities of a local government councillor and how to become a candidate, and in particular from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. 

When: Wednesday 7 June 2023

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm (registration from 5:30pm)

Where: The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries Leederville Office, 246 Vincent Street Leederville

Cost: Free

Registration is required and places are limited. To register please email by 31 May 2023.

For enquiries, please email or call 61 8 6552 7300. 




Nomination Requirements

Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • a completed nomination (it is recommended that candidates use the Western Australian Electoral Commission’s online Nomination Builder to complete their nomination and construct their candidate profile)
  • a candidate profile (150 words maximum)
  • a nomination deposit of $80
  • a recent passport-sized photograph (optional)
  • every candidate must complete the online candidate induction module available at

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.