Council Elections

Local government ordinary elections are held every two years.

The City's elections are conducted as postal elections by the Western Australian Electoral Commission. The Commission appoints a Returning Officer to oversee the election which includes taking candidate nominations and supervising the count on election night.

The City currently has 15 Councillors representing five wardsCouncillors are elected for four-year terms, with half of the Councillor’s terms concluding at each ordinary election.

Information about the 2021 City of Swan election will be released mid-year.