Nominating for Council

The Town’s Returning Officer is Andrew Wilson. Andrew can be contacted on 0447 608 151.

Information for Candidates

The Town of Bassendean, with other local councils, is hosting an information session on Saturday 19 August at the City of Bayswater, for prospective candidates.

For more information, please visit Candidate Information Session on Facebook.

For more information, please visit Local Government Elections - Department of Local Goverment, Sport and Cultural Industries .

Candidates are encouraged to review documents specific to the Town. This includes:

Code of Conduct.

Communication between Elected Members and the Administration Policy.

Council Meeting Procedures Local Law.

District Map.

Strategic Community Plan.

Annual Report 2021-2022.

Caretaker period policy.

Campaigning, Conduct and Gifts

Information is available on the Department of Local Goverment, Sport and Cultural Industries website with information for candidates including, but not limited to:

Election Campaigning - Rights and Obligations of Candidates, Offences and Campaigning Techniques.

Electoral Gifts and Crowdfunding - Both candidates and donors must disclose information about any election related gift with a value of $300 or more.

Stand for Council - Standing as a council member (eligibility, skills and knowledge); Voting and participating in local government including key dates for 2023; Now you're a council member (induction, training and development).

Election Signage

An election sign is a sign encouraging a person to vote for a particular political candidate or group.

Election signage on the road reserve is governed by the Town’s Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law 2010.

Election signage on private property is governed by the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulation 2015.

If you’re unsure about signage on the road reserve, please contact the Town of Bassendean on 9377 8000.