Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The next local government ordinary elections are to be held on 21 October 2017. A list of candidates and further information is available here.
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 who wish to nominate as a candidate in a local government election must complete a valid nomination application and present it to the Returning Officer before nominations close. Nominations for a local government election open 44 days before polling day and close at 4.00 pm, 37 days before polling day.
Further information about elections is available from the WA Electoral Commission.