Council elections

Information for electors - Enrolment eligibility

To be eligible to vote in the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley elections, you need to be a resident recorded on the state electoral roll or a non-resident property or business owner recorded on the Shire’s non-resident owners and occupiers roll.

Residents who are listed on the state electoral roll within the boundaries of the Shire are automatically placed on the residents' roll.

To enrol to vote as non-resident property or business owner, please complete Form 2 Enrolment and Eligibility Claim and return in accordance with the forms requirements to the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley. Form delivery will be accepted by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley via the following delivery methods:

Delivery in person: Derby Administration Office 30 Loch Street or Fitzroy Crossing Administration Office (Visitors Centre) Flynn Drive.

Via Post: PO Box 94, DERBY WA 6728.

Via Email: sdwk@sdwk.wa.gov.au   

Enrolment Claim forms can be lodged at any time and enrolments for any particular election close 50 days before Election Day

How do I enrol to vote?

To enrol to vote in the local government elections visit the Australian Electoral Commission’s website.

How can I find out if I am already enrolled?

You can check if you are already enrolled by completing the Online Enrolment Check on the West Australian Electoral Commission website.

I own a property in the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley but do not live there; can I still vote in elections?

Yes you can. Read the Information for electors - Enrolment eligibility to check that you are eligible and then complete the application form.

I run a business that occupies a property in the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley but do not live in the Shire, can I still vote in the elections?

Yes you can. Read the Information for electors - Enrolment eligibility to check that you are eligible and then complete the application form.

Can I vote for the Shire President?

No, the President of the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley is currently elected by the Council from the elected members, rather than being elected by the electors.

Where can I vote?

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley conducts its election in person in conjunction with the Western Australian Electoral Commission. Voting takes place with a pre polling mobile voting station visiting some aboriginal communities, pre polling at the Derby and Fitzroy Crossing Administration Centres.

Confirmation of the polling places will be provided closer to the election day.

When is the next local government election day?

Local government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years.

When will I know the result of an election?

The count commences at 6pm on election day and results are usually available later that evening on the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website.

Further Information

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

WAEC - Western Australian Electoral Commission

Forms