About Your Council

Your Council

The Council of the Shire of Kalamunda is the corporate body or legal entity that acts in the interests of the local community. Its powers are derived from the Local Government Act and numerous other Acts, it operates within the regulations created under those statutes . The Council also has its own law making powers, subject in most cases to Government approval, for preparing planning controls and for framing local laws on a wide range of local matters.

The Shire of Kalamunda is a Council, made up of 12 Councillors elected from the community, manages your community’s affairs. These Councillors act in a voluntary capacity and are elected for a 4-year term. They are in fact the community directors, establishing policies and making decisions on a wide range of issues affecting the community.

Councillors represent the interests and views of the electors in your area to Council and as such have a vital communication role between residents and Council. If you would like further information about the role of Council or your Councillor please contact the Shire Administration Centre on 9257 9999.


Electoral Districts
On the 17th of October 2009, the Shire was divided into four wards or electoral districts. Each ward is represented by three Councillors. The wards are - North West, South West, North and South East.

Council elections are held every two years, on the third Saturday in October.  Anyone who is enrolled on the State Electoral Roll for an address within the Shire is automatically entitled to vote.  Non-resident owners and occupiers (for example, a person who lives in another local government area, but owns a property in the Shire) may also be entitled to vote, but must apply to do so.

We encourage you to have your say in the government of your community. To enrol to vote please contact the rates section on 9257 9999 to obtain an Enrolment Form.

View the Wards
View the North Ward Map
View the North West Map
View the South East Map
View the South West Map

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