The City of Canning is a municipality consisting of a directly elected Mayor and ten Councillors.

Election process

Local Government elections are held every two years on the third Saturday in October. At each election, five City of Canning Councillors are elected for terms of four years. The City has five Wards with two Councillors per Ward, and a Mayor elected by the community.

Five Councillors were elected in October 2015, for terms ending in October 2019:

  • Deputy Mayor Christine Cunningham
  • Cr Margaret Hall
  • Cr Lindsay Holland
  • Cr Jesse Jacobs
  • Cr Ben Kunze

Five Councillors were elected in October 2017, for terms ending in October 2021:

  • Cr Graham Barry
  • Cr Patrick Hall
  • Cr Yaso Ponnuthurai
  • Cr Sara Saberi
  • Cr Tim Porter

A Mayoral election is held every four years. Mayor Paul Ng was elected in October 2015, for a four year term, expiring in October 2019.

Election packages are posted to electors approximately three weeks before election day. The packages can be returned by mail or hand delivered and placed in a sealed ballot box at the City's Administration Centre, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington, up until 6pm on election day.

Please visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission website to view past City of Canning Local Government election results.

Who is entitled to vote?

Residents

Residents of the City are eligible to vote in Council elections if they are eligible to vote in state and Commonwealth elections and are listed on the state and Commonwealth electoral rolls. If you are a resident of the City you can check whether you are enrolled to vote by visiting the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.

Non-resident Property Owners

You may be eligible to vote in Council elections if you own property within the City of Canning, you are eligible to vote in state elections, and you are listed on the state electoral roll, but you are not a resident of the City.

To apply to enrol as a non-resident owner property owner, complete the Application Form for Enrolment Eligibility for inclusion on the Owners and Occupiers Roll and return it to:

City of Canning
1317 Albany Highway,
Cannington WA 6107

Or customer@canning.wa.gov.au

The Chief Executive Officer will consider your claim, determine whether you are eligible and inform you of your enrolment in writing.

Business Property Owners or Occupiers

Body corporate entities can own property within the City or have the legal right to occupy rateable property for at least the next three months, can nominate two people to vote on behalf of the body corporate. To nominate electors, complete all sections of Application to Nominate Electors on the Owners and Occupiers Roll form and return it to:

City of Canning
1317 Albany Highway,
Cannington WA 6107

Or customer@canning.wa.gov.au

Businesses that are not body corporates can apply to enrol by completing the form and returning it to the address above.

Election Results

Election results can be found on the Western Australian Electoral Commission website www.waec.wa.gov.au.