Enrolling to vote
To be eligible to vote in City of Subiaco elections, you need to be a resident recorded on the state electoral roll or a non-resident property or business owner recorded on the city's owner/occupier roll.
Residents who are listed on the state electoral roll within the boundaries of the city are automatically placed on the residents roll.
If you reside in the city and are not already on the state electoral roll, you need to complete an enrolment form available at the post office, the offices of the Western Australian Electoral Commission or online on the Australian Electoral Commission website.
The city encourages all local residents to have their say by voting. To check if you are correctly enrolled on the resident roll, visit the Western Australian Electoral Commission's website.
If you have recently moved to the district and are already on the state electoral roll, you will need to complete a change of address form in order to vote in City of Subiaco elections. A form can be completed online on the Western Australian Electoral Commission website.
If you own property in the city but do not live here or you operate a business in Subiaco, you may be eligible for listing on the owner/occupier roll.
To be eligible for the city’s owner/occupier roll, a person must be enrolled on the state electoral roll where they live, and either own or have a right of continuous occupation under a lease tenancy agreement or other legal instrument of a property within the City of Subiaco. The right of continuous occupation must extend for a period of at least three months.
Where two or more individuals jointly own or occupy a property, up to two of them may enrol, with the written agreement of a majority of the owners where there are three or more co-owners or occupiers.
Where a company or body corporate owns or occupies rateable land, up to two people can be enrolled to vote on its behalf. If the same company or body corporate owns more than one property in a ward, the body is still only entitled to have two nominated persons on the roll.
Inclusion on the roll solely as a nominee for a company does not meet the eligibility criteria for nominating as a candidate.
Occupiers and occupier nominees remain on the roll for a period of two elections after their enrolment is accepted and are then taken off the roll six months after the second election. They must then re-enrol if they wish to continue as electors. Owners of rateable property remain on the roll until the relevant property passes ownership.
The city encourages all business representatives and property owners to have their say by voting. To check if you are correctly enrolled on the owner/occupier roll, visit the city’s Administration Centre, 241 Rokeby Road, Subiaco or contact the city on 9237 9222.
For individuals applying in their own names either as owners or occupiers, download, complete and return the Enrolment Eligibility Claim form (PDF, 141KB).
For individuals being nominated by a corporate body as owner nominees or occupier nominees, download, complete and return the Application to register a Corporate Nominee form (PDF, 125KB).
To be eligible to vote in this year's election, enrolment claims for the Residents Roll or the Owners and Occupiers Roll must be lodged before Friday 28 August 2015.