City of Karratha

Local Government Elections

This page lets you know who your elected members of Council are, the wards they represent and their terms. Additionally we also provide for your reference information on the City’s election process and key dates.

2017 Election

Here is where you'll find information on the upcoming election - this page will be updated as nominations are received:

  • Election day is Saturday 21 October, 2017
  • Nominations are now closed
  • This election will be conducted via postal vote with voting packs delivered at the end of September
  • Electors will need to follow instructions provided by the WAEC on how to complete a valid ballot paper
  • They should return their vote to the address indicated on the voting envelope or drop into the City of Karratha administration office
  • The only polling place open on election day will be the City offices. Chambers will be open from 8am - 6pm when polls close
  • There are six seats up for election:
    - 4 in the Karratha Ward
    - 1 in the Dampier Ward
    - 1 in the Wickham/Point Samson/Roebourne/Cossack/Pastoral Ward

Our returning officer for this election is Kirk Dillon; contact number: 0498 598 579 | Email:

Candidate information packs:
City of Karratha Candidates Information Presentation
WAEC Candidate Presentation
Why be a Councillor Presentation
Standing for Council Presentation

Nominations for Karratha Ward:
-- Listed in the order nominations were received
OTTO, Stuart
HAGE, Dani
POPE, Julie
ANGOVE, Anouska
BURGESS, Geraldine

Nominations for Dampier Ward:
EVANS, Georgia

Nominations for Wickham/Point Samson/Roebourne/Cossack/Pastoral Ward:
-- Listed in the order nominations were received
NUNN, Kelly


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 has chosen to conduct its ordinary elections 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 government elections is 21 October, 2017. 

Enrolled to vote?

Visit the WA Electoral Commission's website to check if you're on the electoral roll. You do not need to renew if your details are correct on the Residents Roll.

If you are not on the State’s Residents Roll to register as a resident of the City of Karratha you must complete or update (if you have recently re-located from another part of Australia) your Australian Electoral Commission profile. You can enrol online or complete an enrolment form by following this link: Enrol to vote for Commonwealth, State or Local Government.

Enrolments can be completed at any time however to be eligible for an upcoming election you will need to ensure that your enrolment has been submitted at least 50 days prior to the election day for it to be considered. In regards to the 2017 local government elections, this date is 1 September 2017. Any enrolments received after this date will not allow you to participate in the 2017 local government elections however will allow you to be involved in elections after this date for the City of Karratha. 

If you are an owner or occupier of land and resident outside of the City of Karratha, you can also vote by completing one of the following forms. If you claim has been accepted, this will allow you to be on the Owners and Occupiers Roll for the City of Karratha for a period of two ordinary election periods. After the second election, you will need to re-enrol. If you need any assistance, please contact the City of Karratha on 9186 8555.

City of Karratha Enrolment Eligibility Claim Form(PDF)

City of Karratha Application to Register a Nominee for a Body Corporate (PDF)

City of Karratha Application to Register a Nominee for Co-owners and Co-occupiers (PDF)


Ward Representation

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:



Expiring term

Dampier Ward

Cr Georgia Evans





Karratha Ward

Cr Margaret Bertling



Cr Grant Cucel



Cr Peter Long



Cr George Levissianos



Cr Daniel Scott



Cr Pablo Miller



Cr Evette Smeathers



Cr Jo Waterstrom Muller





Wickham/Point Samson/Roebourne/Cossack/Pastoral Ward

Cr Garry Bailey



Cr Kelly Nunn



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:

Department of Local Government and Communities:

Western Australian Local Government Association:

For further information please contact the City of Karratha on 9186 8555.