How To Become A Councillor

Councillors play a vital leadership role, working together to create and implement the community's vision, strategic direction and values. If you want to make a difference in your local community and have a say in local decision making, then consider becoming a candidate for the upcoming Cottesloe election on Saturday 21 October 2023.

The positions of Cottesloe Mayor, Central Ward Councillor, East Ward Councillor, North Ward Councillor and South Ward Councillor are up for election.

District 1 Mayor 4 Year Term
Central Ward 1 Councillor 4 Year Term
East Ward 1 Councillor 4 Year Term
North Ward 1 Councillor 4 Year Term
South Ward 1 Councillor 4 Year Term


Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

Useful Links and Forms

Election Candidate Webinar Recording - Candidates Information Briefing (18 August 2021)

Department fo Local Government - Nominating to be a council member

Western Australian Electoral Commission Forms and Guides

Disclosure of Electoral Gifts

Election Signage Requirements