The Role of Your Councillors

The community is represented by a Mayor and 12 Elected Members, voted by residents in four year terms.

Find out more about your current Elected Members and the wards they represent.

City of Melville Wards

Elected Members (also known as Councillors and Mayor) represent residents across six wards.

The Local Government Advisory Board sets out recommendations around the ratio between the number of Councillors to the number of Electors (rate-payers living in the ward). This is to ensure similar levels of representation across all wards.

Ward boundaries consider factors such as:

  • Community of Interests
  • Physical and topographic features
  • Demographic trends
  • Economic factors
  • Ratio of Councillors to Electors in the various wards

Check your enrolment online at the Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Enter your address below to find out which ward your are in and the Councillors who represent you.

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Your Councillors

Two Elected Members represent each ward and play an important role as community representatives, influencing many decisions, the City of Melville makes about what happens locally.

While the Chief Executive Officer and staff of the City are employed to provide specialised information and advice to the Council and carry out the Council’s decisions, Elected Members are the elected policy makers and collectively make decisions for the City.

This includes making decisions on matters relating to allocation of financial resources, environment and sustainability, community development, public health and safety, sport and recreation, essential infrastructure and future planning and services provided to residents.

More specifically, the role of a City of Melville Councillor is to:

  • Represent the community
  • Provide leadership and guidance
  • Facilitate communication between the community and the Council
  • Make decisions on all matters before Council
  • Determine Council policy
  • Govern finances
  • Forward planning and evaluation of Council’s progress

If you have any feedback about an Elected Member, please contact the City.

To find out more about the process of elections, visit our page on Local Government Elections.

To find out more about current Councillors and the wards they represent, click on the tabs below.

How to Become an Elected Member

Could you see yourself as a future Elected Member?

A person may be eligible to run to be an Elected Member if:

  • they are 18 years of age or older
  • are an elector of the district
  • are willing to represent the views of the whole community and district, rather than their own personal view

For more information, visit the Department of Local Government and Community website, or contact the City’s Governance and Compliance Program Manager via email or phone 9364 0264.

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