Local Government Elections
The City of Karratha is required to conduct local government elections every second year on the third Saturday in October. The Members of Council (Mayor and 10 Councillors) are elected for four year terms, with half of the Members of Council’s terms concluding at each biennial election.
The City's elections are conducted as postal elections by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. The Commission appoints a Returning Officer who oversees the elections which includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.
The next date for ordinary local goverment elections is 21 October, 2017.
Visit the WA Electoral Commission's website to check if you're on the electoral roll.
Australian Electoral Commission - Enrol to Vote for Commonwealth.
Enrolments have closed for the 2015 Local Goverment Elections but you can make sure your name is on the electoral roll and keep your details up to date at www.elections.wa.gov.au/enrol/enrol-vote
Members of Council are represented amongst electors from each of the Wards and are elected to serve the whole local government district. The City of Karratha is currently represented by:
Cr John Lally
Cr Margaret Bertling
Cr Grant Cucel
Cr Peter Long
Cr Bart Parsons
|Cr Daniel Scott||2019|
Cr Evette Smeathers
Cr Robin Vandenberg
Cr Geoff Harris
Wickham/Point Samson/Roebourne/Cossack/Pastoral Ward
Cr Garry Bailey
Cr Fiona White-Hartig
Dampier Ward Boundary (click image for full size)
Karratha Ward Boundary (click image for full size)
Wickham/Point Samson/Roebourne/ Cossack/Pastoral Ward (click image for full size)
Other Websites links
Western Australian Electoral Commission (link - www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local )
Department of Local Government and Communities (link - www.dlg.wa.gov.au/Content/LG/Elections/Default.aspx )
Western Australian Local Government Association (link - www.walga.asn.au )
Further resource material...
Various resources have been produced by the Department of Local Government and the Western Australian Local Government Association.
Standing for Council – Information for candidates (link to PDF)
Local Government Elections – FAQ (link to PDF)
For further information please contact the City of Karratha on 9186 8555.