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

Local Government elections 

Local Government ordinary elections are held on the third Saturday in October every two years. The 2019 election will be held on Saturday 19 October.

At each election, five City of Canning Councillors are elected for terms of four years. The City has five (5) wards with two Councillors per ward and a Mayor elected by the community.

In the 2019 City of Canning Local Government, six members of Council will be voted in by the community:

  • Mayor of the City
  • Councillor Christine Cunningham (Deputy Mayor) – Beeloo Ward
  • Councillor Margaret Hall – Nicholson Ward
  • Councillor Lindsay Holland – Beeliar Ward
  • Councillor Jesse Jacobs – Mason Ward
  • Councillor Ben Kunze – Bannister Ward.
The following 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

Voting timetable

The timetable for the 2019 City of Canning local government election is:
  • Close of electoral rolls - 5pm Friday 30 August 2019
  • Opening of nominations - Thursday 5 September 2019
  • Closing of nominations - 4pm Thursday 12 September 2019
  • Ballot papers posted to electors - Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • Voting closes - 6pm Saturday 19 October 2019.

Voting in the upcoming election

Please click here to find out all about how to vote in the upcoming Local Government election.

Nominating to be a City of Canning Elected Member

Representing your local community can be rewarding and satisfying. To find out all you need to know on nominating to be a City of Canning Councillor click here.

Election Results

Past and upcoming election results can be found on the Western Australian Electoral Commission website The City of Canning will also promote the upcoming election results on its social media platforms and via eNewsletters.