City of Nedlands Extraordinary Election 2021 - Melvista Ward

The extraordinary Local Government election to fill the Melvista Ward vacancy, following the resignation of Cr Gordon Hay, will be held on Friday 26 February 2021.

Melvista Ward 1 Councillor Term to expire: 16 October 2021

NOMINATIONS OPEN on Wednesday, 13 January 2021.
NOMINATIONS CLOSE at 4.00pm on Wednesday, 20 January 2021. 
Nominations must be lodged with the Returning Officer

  • at any time during the above period by arrangement; or
  • between 2.00pm and 4.00pm Wednesday, 20 January 2021 (close of nominations) at City of Nedlands, 71 Stirling Highway, NEDLANDS 6009.

Candidates are required to lodge with the Returning Officer:

  • a completed nomination in the prescribed form, signed and witnessed. (This form is available from the Returning Officer or the Western Australian Electoral Commission);
  • a single A4 page profile containing not more than 150 words of information about the candidate;
  • a nomination deposit of $80 (cash, bank cheque or postal order); 
  • a recent passport-sized photograph (optional): and
  • every candidate must complete the online candidate induction module available at

The Commission has developed an online system called Nomination Builder to assist candidates to complete their nomination form which includes the candidate profile. This is the preferred method of completing the nomination form and profile for elections conducted by the Commission. Candidates complete their nomination details and profile, print the completed form which has a reference number allocated and lodge it with the Returning Officer. The nomination builder can be accessed here.

Where an agent lodges a nomination on a candidate’s behalf, it must be in the prescribed form with a written authorisation signed by the candidate. 

The documents may be hand delivered or posted to the Returning Officer and must be received by the close of nominations.

Full details about eligibility and nomination procedures for prospective candidates can be obtained by contacting the Returning Officer on 0428 910 045 or the Western Australian Electoral Commission on 13 63 06.

Please see here for Close of Enrolments information.

See below for Election Timeline.