Declaring Local Government Election Gifts

Published on Monday, 31 May 2021 at 1:39:00 PM

Are you thinking of nominating for the position of Council Member in the Shire of Menzies local government elections to be held Saturday 16 October 2021.

The election will be conducted as an in person election, conducted by the WA Electoral Commission.

The first key date in the process is the requirement for candidates and donors to record donations made to, or by them for a candidate’s campaign.

The legislation - s4.59 Local Government Act and Part 5A of the Local Government (Elections) Regulations 1997 – requires candidates and donors to make formal disclosures of gifts received and given.

Gifts worth $200 or more, or 2 or more gifts from the same donor, totalling $200 or more need to be declared.

Although a candidate and donors do not disclose gifts until the candidate’s nomination is accepted, the legislation requires election gifts received from 16 April 2021 (being 6 months prior to election day) to be recorded and disclosed.

It is suggested that candidates and donors complete the Form for election gifts given and received, and lodge it when their nomination is accepted.

If you require further information please contact the Governance Coordinator on:  9024 2041, or email:


Brian Joiner