Western Australia has 139 local governments  ranging in size from 150 people to over 182,000. For each of these, a council of elected members sets the directions and policies of the local government.

Local government elections play an important role in our democratic system and are an excellent opportunity for people to contribute to, and be involved in their local community.

Councillors are elected for terms of four years in Western Australia. Elections are held every two years for half of the council, and candidates are elected using the first-past-the-post voting system. If a vacancy occurs within a term, an extraordinary election is held.

Electors are encouraged to nominate to be a councillor in their local government elections. Any eligible elector can stand for council.

Further information on Local Government Elections may be obtained from the Department of Local Government and Regional Development website.

Election Results for the Shire of Augusta Margaret River elections since May 1999 may be obtained from the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

To apply to vote in the local government elections please complete the Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form.  

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Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


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