Council elections

The City's council elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October. Councillors are elected for four-year terms, with half of the terms concluding at each biennial election.

The City of Stirling holds postal elections, which are conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission using a ‘first past the post voting system’. This means the candidate with the highest number of votes wins. For more information, please visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

Did you know?

Currently, the Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected by and from councillors, and hold office for two years. However, in 2019 the Mayor will be elected as the civic leader by the community and will hold office for four years.