Thinking of Becoming a Councillor

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor, resources are available to assist you.

On this page:

Important Links

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries - Nominating to be a Council Member

Western Australian (WA) Electoral Commission - Information for Candidates and Electors

Mandatory Candidate Induction 

It is compulsory to complete this induction before you nominate. 

The induction should take approximately thirty minutes to complete.

Candidate Induction - this link will take you to the Department of Local Government's website.

Training for Elected Councillors

The State Government has introduced mandatory training for all Elected Members.  The Shire of Denmark's policy is that the training will be conducted by the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA).  To find out more visit the WALGA website.

Council Member Essentials Training

A Local Perspective and Current Issues

Potential candidates can also contact existing Councillors to discuss the requirements of the role. Councillor Contact Page

Candidates are welcome to contact the Chief Executive Officer for a confidential conversation by telephoning (08) 9848 0300 or arranging a meeting.