Council elections

The City of Joondalup local government elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October. The Mayor and Councillors are each elected for four-year terms, with half of the elected members being elected every biennial election.

The Council has appointed the Western Australian Electoral Commission to run its elections and the Commission appoints a Returning Officer to oversee the elections including taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

The next elections for the City will be held on 16 October 2021. The fact sheet below highlights important information regarding the 2021 local government elections at the City of Joondalup.