Nominate as a candidate

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Overview

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. 

Candidate Information Sessions

The Western Australian Local Government Association is hosting an Election Candidate Information Briefing webinar to inform prospective candidates about the roles and responsibilities of local government, Councillors and the Council. The session will be held on Wednesday 18 August, commencing at 5pm. Please register your attendance here.

The Office of Multicultural Interests is hosting an Information Session encouraging people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to nominate for Council. The session will be held on Wednesday 18 August, commencing at 5.45pm at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville. More information, including how to register is available here.

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.

Nominations for the 2021 ordinary election will open on Thursday 2 September 2021 and close at 4pm on Thursday 9 September 2021.

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

$31,149

ICT allowance

$3,500

Mayor's allowance

$63,354

Total

$98,003

 

The current remuneration of the Deputy Mayor is:

Annual fee

$23,230

ICT allowance

$3,500

Deputy Mayor's allowance

$15,838.50

Total

$42,568.50

 

The current remuneration of a Councillor is:

Annual fee

$23,230

ICT allowance

$3,500

Total

$26,730

 

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.

 

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 (cash, bank cheque or postal order)
  • a recent passport-sized photograph (optional)
  • every candidate must complete the online candidate induction module available at www.dlgsc.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.

Returning Officer Contact Details

Kirk Dillon has been appointed as the Returning Officer for the 2021 Town of Victoria Park elections and can be contacted via:

Mobile 0456 727 893 
Email LGro_vicpa@elections.wa.gov.au 

 

Nominations must be made by appointment. Kirk will be available at the Town's administration centre on the following days:

2-8 September (weekdays only)  4-5pm 
9 September 8.30am - 5pm