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“We partner with P&Cs to advance public education”

Do you want to help ensure that public education in Western Australia is of the highest quality and accessible to all?

Do you think you would make a good representative for the voice of parents and citizens in your region?

If yes, then nominating to become a WACSSO State Councillor may be for you.

2024 State Council Term Elections and By-Elections

Both Term elections and By-elections will commence on 5 February 2024 for the below electorates. The closing date for nominations is 12noon, Friday 5 April 2024.

Term Elections

  • Canning East
  • Canning North
  • Canning West
  • Fremantle
  • Joondalup East
  • Peel South
  • Warren-Blackwood
  • Wheatbelt North
  • Wheatbelt South


  • North West
  • Swan East

Benefits of volunteering on the WACSSO State Council

  • Being a State Councillor is your opportunity to positively contribute to the education of students in government schools throughout WA.
  • You will learn invaluable lifelong personal and career skills.
  • You will meet like-minded people and have the opportunity to network within the education community.
  • You will be part of a well-respected, high-profile organisation.
  • Access to a professional and confidential  Employee Assistance Program
  • A comprehensive induction program that includes formal support from an experienced State Councillor (WACSSO Buddy program)
  • Most importantly, you will have a blast doing all of this!

What will be expected of me?

  • Attend four (4) weekend State Council meetings per year in the city of Perth. These run all day Saturday and usually finish early Sunday afternoon.
  • Attend WACSSO Annual Conference weekend at Crown Perth, traditionally in August, which includes a brief State Council meeting dinner on the Friday evening.
  • Follow the WACSSO Constitution.
  • Help formulate WACSSO Policy.
  • Represent the views of all affiliates in their electorate to State Council.
  • Provide support and information to affiliates in their electorate and report on these at State Council.

What is the cost to me?

  • State Councillors are reimbursed for out of pocket expenses associated with WACSSO business, such as telephone calls and travel.

More information:

Becoming a State Councillor

State Council Election Letter

State Council Election Process

State Councillor Nomination Form