2023 Local Council election

Health Department estimates suggest there are over 4000 residents in the City of Busselton who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as more than 1 in every 10 tourists. 

This City of Busselton Council Election is happening in October 2023. Residents will receive voting packages via post in late September, which need to be returned by election day - 21 October.

On 19 July 2023, an apparent neo-nazi addressed a community consultation event at Council Chambers. He expressed strong opposition to LGBTIQA+ books being available in the local library and called for their removal and a ban of such books.

We have sent a survey to all candidates to gather their views on this issue and several LGBTQIA+ topics. 

Summary of Responses

Full Responses - Mayoral Candidates

Note - Candidates who are both a Mayoral Candidate and a Council candidate are recorded in the Mayoral list only.

Responses - Council Candidates

Note - Stephen Wells was not sent the survey due to his extremist views already extensively published online. Candidate Andrew MacNish's response is attached here separately due to it's length.