Local Government October 2023 Election Results

Please see link below for results of the Shire of Gingin October 2023 Local Government Election:

https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local/election#/4b5bb626-1be6-479e-95da-471446ac825e/Gingin


Electoral Gifts Register

To view this Register, please visit the Council Registers section of our website. 


Local Government Elections

Ordinary local government elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October.

The next Local Government Election Day is Saturday, 18 October 2025 and will be conducted as a postal election by the WA Electoral Commission.

Information for Candidates

In order to stand for election as a Council member, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be an elector of the Shire of Gingin;
  • not be nominating as a candidate in another election; and
  • have completed the mandatory online induction course.

 
Further information for candidates is available from the following links:

Western Australian Electoral Commission

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries


Contacting the Returning Officer

All enquiries in relation to nominating for the 2023 Shire of Gingin elections should be directed to the Returning Officer appointed by the WAEC.

Carrie Edwards

Mobile:    0407 367 015

Email:      LGro_Gingin@elections.wa.gov.au


Information for Electors

If you live in or own rateable property in the Shire of Gingin and meet the relevant eligibility criteria, then you are entitled to vote at Council elections. However, you must be enrolled on either the Residents Roll or the Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll in order to do so.

Prior to the elections you will need to undertake this with the cut-off date to undertake this generally occurring 2 months prior to the elections. 


Residents Roll

If you are enrolled on the State Electoral Roll and you are listed on that Roll as living at an address within the Shire of Gingin (regardless of whether you own the property or not), then you will be automatically included on the Residents Roll for this Shire.

The Residents Roll is maintained by the WA Electoral Commission. If you are not already on the State electoral roll and you meet the eligibility criteria, or if you have changed address recently, then you must complete an enrolment form which can be downloaded from the WA Electoral Commission website

You can also check your enrolment details by visiting the Commission’s website.

Any enquiries about the Residents Roll should be directed to the WA Electoral Commission - 13 63 06 (WA only) or (08) 9214 0400


Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll

The Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll is maintained by the Shire of Gingin. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for inclusion on the Residents Roll then you can apply for inclusion on the Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll if:

  • You are an owner of or occupy rateable property within the Shire of Gingin but are enrolled on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Roll at an address outside the Shire; or
  • You are not an Australian citizen (and therefore are not eligible to be on the State or Commonwealth Electoral Rolls), but you appeared on the Shire’s 1996 Electoral Roll and you have owned or occupied rateable property within the Shire continuously since at least March 1996.

Applications for enrolment as a Non-Resident Occupier must be accompanied by a copy of the lease, tenancy agreement or other legal instrument that shows continuous occupation for a least three months from the date of application.

Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form

Joint Owners and Occupiers

Where rateable property is owned or occupied by more than two people, the owners/occupiers may nominate two persons from amongst themselves to be enrolled on the Shire’s Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll and to vote on their behalf. The nominees must be enrolled on either the State or Commonwealth electoral roll.

Application to Register a Nominee for Co-Owners or Co-Occupiers

Corporations

A body corporate which owns or occupies rateable property within the Shire of Gingin may nominate two persons to be enrolled on the Shire’s Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll and to vote on its behalf. The nominees must be enrolled on either the State or Commonwealth electoral roll. 

Application to Register a Nominee for a Body Corporate

Please contact the Shire’s Rates Department on (08) 9575 5100 or by emailing rates@gingin.wa.gov.au for further advice on applying for inclusion on the Shire of Gingin Non-Resident Owners and Occupiers Roll.


Further Information

Electors can obtain further information with respect to local government elections (including how to enrol to vote prior to the next local government elections) from the following links:

Western Australian Electoral Commission

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries