Council Elections

The 2017 Local Government Elections are on Saturday, 21 October 2017. The Western Australian Electoral Commission is conducting the election via a postal vote on behalf of the Shire of Manjimup.

The Shire of Manjimup has historically run in person elections, however in an effort to improve voter participation, the Election will be conducted via postal votes. This also gives people with mobility issues the opportunity to receive the Candidate profiles and ballot paper in their own home and arrange for it's delivery. Find out more about postal voting in our FAQs.

Close of Roll

Roll close is 5:00pm Friday 1 September 2017 for both the Residents Roll and Owners and Occupiers Roll . If you have recently moved to the Shire of Manjimup, you should check your enrolment on the State Electoral Roll and complete an enrolment form if necessary. If you own or occupy property in a different ward or local government to your residential address, you may be eligible to be enrolled on the Owners and Occupiers Roll. More information is available here.

Ward Representation

Your Councillors are elected​ by the community via the Local Government Elections. Elections are held every 2 years on the third Saturday of October. Councillors serve a 4 year term, thus at each ordinary election, approximately half of the eleven positions are up for election. This also means that for wards with only 1 elected member, ordinary elections only happen once every 4 years.

Each Councillor is elected to represent a ward in the district. The Shire of Manjimup is divided into 6 wards with the following division of labour;


To find out which ward you are in, check your rate notice or go here for ward maps.

Election Results

17 October 2015

19 October 2013

Page reviewed: 15 Aug 2017 9:18pm