All 59 seats in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
and all 36 members in the Western Australian Legislative Council
The 2025 Western Australian state election is scheduled to be held on 8 March 2025 to elect members to the Parliament of Western Australia, where all 59 seats in the Legislative Assembly and all 36 seats in the Legislative Council will be up for election.
Candidates will be elected to single-member seats in the Legislative Assembly via full-preferential instant-runoff voting. In the Legislative Council, six candidates will be elected in each of the six electoral regions through the single transferable vote system with group voting tickets. The election will be conducted by the Western Australian Electoral Commission.
The 2021 state election saw Labor win one of the most comprehensive victories on record at the state or territory level in Australia. It won 53 of the 59 seats that was the party's strongest result ever, and the largest government seat tally and largest government majority in Western Australian parliamentary history.
Candidates are elected to single-member seats in the Legislative Assembly via full-preferential instant-runoff voting. In the Legislative Council, six candidates are elected in each of the six electoral regions through the single transferable vote system with group voting tickets.
Elections are scheduled for the second Saturday of March every four years, in line with legislative changes made in 2011.
While a fixed-term exists, the Governor of Western Australia may still dissolve the Assembly and call an election early on the advice of the Premier.
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