Nominations for Council Positions Now Open

Published: Friday, 6 September 2019 at 12:00:00 PM

An Ordinary Postal Election will be held on Saturday, 19 October 2019 in the Town of Cottesloe to fill the following vacancies:

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

Nominations Open on Thursday, 5 September 2019

Nominations Close at 4pm Thursday, 12 September 2019

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer – Lisa Wilkinson:

  • At any time during the above period by arrangement; or
  • The Returning Officer will be in the Town’s Administration Offices, 109 Broome Street:
    • Tuesday 10 September 2019, 10am – 4pm
    • Thursday 12 September 2019, 10am – 4pm

View 2019 Election Candidate Details

Nominations Requirements

Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form signed and witnessed. This form is available from the Returning Officer, the Western Australian Electoral Commission or the Town of Cottesloe;
  • a single A4 page profile containing (not more than 150 words) information about the candidate;
  • 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

The Electoral Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed 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, posted or faxed to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.


Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer on 0467 805 084 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

Mat Humfrey


Back to All Items