Local Government Elections 2021

The next local government ordinary elections will be held on the 16 October 2021.

Councillors are elected for terms of four years in Western Australia. Elections are held every two years for half of the council, and candidates are elected using the first-past-the-post voting system. If a vacancy occurs within a term, an extraordinary election is held.

Prior to an election being held the Council determines whether it wishes to appoint the Electoral Commissioner to run the election as a postal election or whether it wishes to run it as an ‘in-person’ election.

To be eligible to vote in an upcoming election individuals need to ensure that they are on the electoral role. For local government elections, rolls close at 5.00 pm, 50 days prior to polling day. All electors should check their enrolment details are up to date before rolls close.

If the number of candidates is equal to the number of vacancies, the candidate is elected unopposed. If there are more candidates than vacancies, then the election will proceed. For more detailed information visit https://www.elections.wa.gov.au/elections/local

Options for voting

  • Vote on election day at the chief polling place or other polling place(s), between 8.00am and 6.00pm, unless other hours for the other polling place(s) are specified below.
  • An early vote can be cast between now and 4.00pm on Friday, 15 October 2021 at the local government offices during normal business hours, or at other early polling place(s) during the hours specified below.
  • An absent vote can be cast between now and 4.00pm on Tuesday, 12 October 2021, at the offices of any other local government during normal office hours.
  • A postal vote can be obtained by application. Completed postal votes must be returned in the reply paid envelopes provided and received by the returning officers by 6.00pm on election day, Saturday, 16 October 2021.

Shire of Boyup Brook conducting in person election

  • Returning Officer: Dale Putland
  • Telephone: 61 8 9765 1200
  • Local Government Office: 55 Abel Street, Boyup Brook WA 6244
  • Early polling place: Dinninup Hall, 58 Upper Blackwood Road, Dinninup WA 6244, 9am to 1pm Friday 15 October
  • Chief polling place: Shire of Boyup Brook Administration Office, 55 Abel Street, Boyup Brook WA 6244
    • Boyup Brook Ward

      2 vacancies, 4 year term

      • Philippe KALTENRIEDER
      • Neil DERRICK
      • Sarah ALEXANDER
      • Eric MUNCEY
    • Dinninup Ward

      1 vacancy, 4 year term

      • Charles CALDWELL
      • Lachlan CHILWELL

Nominations received

Neil Derrick nominating for the Boyup Brook Ward

Mobile: 0407 992 519

Address: 195 Gibbs Road Dinninup WA 6244

Email: niftyosterleyfarmco@hotmail.com


Eric Muncey nominating for the Boyup Brook Ward

Contact Number: 08 9765 1571

Address: 48 Lee Steere Drive Boyup Brook

Email: eric.muncey@outlook.com

Philippe Kaltenrieder nominating for the Boyup Brook Ward

Phone: 0429 700 708

Address: PO Box 30 Boyup Brook

Email: pkermit1@gmail.com

Sarah Alexander nominating for the Boyup Brook Ward

Mobile:0417 941 744

Address: 37 Inglis Street Boyup Brook

Email: salexander386@gmail.com

Charles Caldwell nominating for the Dinninup Ward

Mobile: 0418 913 531

Address: 3628 Boyup Brook Kojonup Road Scotts Brook

Email: charliewell@hotmail.com

Lachlan Chilwell nominating for the Dinninup Ward

Mobile: 0487 075 811

Address: 512 Abels Road Boyup Brook

Email: lachlan@stationvalley.com.au

Following the close of nominations for vacancies for the 16th October 2021, candidates on the council of the Shire of Boyup have been elected unopposed.

Shire of Boyup Brook

55 Abel Street, Boyup Brook 6244

Returning officer: Dale Putland

Telephone: 61 8 9765 1200

Email: ceo@boyupbrook.wa.gov.au

Offices elected unopposed in Shire of Boyup Brook and the term of office:

    • Benjinup Ward

      • Richard WALKER
        18 October 2025
    • Scotts Brook Ward

      • Helen O’CONNELL
        18 October 2025

Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021

Please click on the link for further information - Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021

The Local Government (Elections) Amendment Regulations 2021 come into effect on 2 August 2021.
Important information regarding these updates is on the DLGSC website.
Please note, individuals who completed the mandatory induction course before 31 May 2021 will be required to complete the updated course to be eligible to nominate as a candidate.
Individuals who completed the updated mandatory induction course from 31 May to 1 August 2021 are not required to do the course again; but will be required to include the reference number and date of completion on their nomination form.

Become a Local Government Councillor

Please click on the link for further information - Becoming a Local Government Councillor 18 August 2021

The Office of Multicultural Interests (OMI) is hosting an information session, encouraging people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds to nominate for council, ahead of the local government elections this October.

Session topics include:

  • the work of local governments
  • the role and responsibilities of local government councillors
  • what knowledge and skills are important
  • how to campaign and encourage people to vote for you.

The session also includes an opportunity to ask current and former councillors about their experiences in the role.

Elections Timetable - please click here

Ward Boundaries

The Shire of Boyup Brook currently comprises of Eight Elected Members and is divided into four wards: