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Current Sitting Details and Chamber Documents


The Legislative Council will next sit on Tuesday 12 August commencing at 3:00 PM
Notice Paper No 78

Contact Us

Administration Office

street address:1st Floor, Parliament House
Harvest Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
postal address:Parliament House
GPO Box A11
PERTH WA 6837
telephone:61 8 9222 7466
facsmile:61 8 9486 1274
email:LCAdmin@parliament.wa.gov.au

Committee Office

street address:18-32 Parliament Place
WEST PERTH
WA 6005
postal address:Parliament House
GPO Box A11
PERTH WA 6837
telephone:61 8 9222 7300
facsmile:61 8 9222 7805
email:lcco@parliament.wa.gov.au

The Legislative Council is the upper House of the Parliament of Western Australia, and comprises 36 members elected from six multi-member regions by a system of preferential representation (proportional representation). Proportional representation is a voting system designed to ensure that the mix of successful candidates in a multi-member electorate reflects as closely as possible the proportional break-up of all the valid votes cast in an election. The Legislative Council’s principal roles and functions are:

  • legislating, monitoring and reviewing government legislation, administration and expenditure
  • gathering information and publicising issues, by using committees, question time and through parliamentary debates on motions, Bills, and by petitions presented by members on behalf of members of the public.