Local Government Extraordinary Election 2022

Are you thinking of nominating for Town of Cambridge Council?

Local Government Election day is Saturday, 1 July 2022.

The Town of Cambridge will have vacancies for Councillors as follows:

  • Coast Ward:  One (1) vacancy (term ending 21 October 2023).

The election will be conducted as a postal vote election by the WA Electoral Commission. 

Nominations will open 18 May 2022 and close on 25 May 2022.

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Essential Information for Potential Nominees

The first key date in the process is the requirement for candidates and donors to record donations made to, or by them for a candidate’s campaign. The legislation - s4.59 Local Government Act 1995 and Part 5A of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997 – requires candidates and donors to make formal disclosures of gifts received and given.

Gifts worth $200 or more, or 2 or more gifts from the same donor, totalling $200 or more must be disclosed.

Although a candidate and donors do not disclose gifts until the candidate’s nomination is accepted, the legislation requires election gifts received from 1 January 2022 (being 6 months prior to election day) to be recorded and disclosed.

It is suggested that candidates and donors complete the Form for election gifts given and received, and lodge it when the Candidate’s nomination is accepted.

Election Gift Disclosure Form(PDF, 184KB)

How to Nominate

Nominations Open on Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Nominations Close at 4:00 PM Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer:

• at any time during the above period by arrangement;OR

• between 2:00pm and 4:00 PM Wednesday, 25 May 2022 (close of nominations) at the Town of Cambridge, 1 Bold Park Drive, FLOREAT.


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 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission(www.elections.wa.gov.au);

• a single A4 page profile of not more than 800 characters (including spaces) containing information about the candidate;

• a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or postal order);

• (optional) a recent passport-sized photograph of the candidate’s head, or head and shoulders; and

• every candidate must have completed the online course titled Induction for prospective candidates, available at www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au, prior to nominating.

The 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 via www.elections.wa.gov.au.

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 or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.

Information Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer, Vern MCKAY on 0458 803 767 or the Western Australian Electoral Comission on 13 63 06.



During the 2022 election, complaints can also be made to the Town of Cambridge where the WA Electoral Commission declines to take action via the Town of Cambridge Report It page.

Further information is available from the Town of Cambridge Governance Section
Ph:  9347 6010.

Karl Heiden
Chief Executive Officer