Notice of WRL Annual General Meeting

Meeting Details:

The Western Rock Lobster Council Inc (WRL) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at:

When: Friday 13 October 2023

Where: Fremantle Sailing Club,
151 Marine Terrace, Fremantle, WA 6160

Time: 10 am

Nominations for the election of Directors for 2023 are now open.

The WRL Board consists of:

At this 2023 AGM, the following positions will be declared vacant:

The current Directors in the following positions are to be declared vacant:

All vacating Directors are eligible to re-nominate. 

Western Rock Lobster (WRL) now invites:

Nomination Information

Guidelines for Nominations and Voting

Associate Members

If you are an Associate Member and would like to nominate for a position on the WRL Board, you are required to be nominated by an Ordinary Member holding an MFL with Units of usual entitlement in the relevant Zone that you wish to nominate for.

Ordinary Members

Ordinary Members may only be nominated for a position on the WRL Board by:

Except for appointees under rule 9.1(e) or 9.2(i)(1) and (2), a person is not eligible for election to membership of the Board unless an Ordinary Member has nominated him or her for election in accordance with the directions for making nominations notified by the Board to Members.

Nominee Statement 

Nominees are to notify the Board of their willingness to be nominated and to provide any biographical statements and statements of policies they wish to be distributed to Members with the voting papers.

Nomination Process

If you would like to nominate, please follow the following steps:

STEP 1: Print and complete the nomination form as follows:

Please use ONE of the below forms that is most relevant to your circumstance:

STEP 2: Each valid nomination for a Director position will be listed on the ballot forms. Each nominee may include on the nomination form a short statement of 200 words or less supporting their nomination which will then be included with the voting papers.

STEP 3: Return the completed nomination form AND the supporting 200-word statement before Midnight, Friday, 8 September 2023 via email to

If you are unsure of the nomination process, please feel free to contact us at 08 9432 7722.

Voting Information

Ordinary Members voting entitlement 

Only Ordinary Members may vote in the election of Directors.

Ordinary Member to vote for relevant zone 

An Ordinary Member may vote to elect a Director only in relation to the Zone in which the Ordinary Member holds Units of usual entitlement

Ordinary Member holding usual entitlement in more than one Zone

An Ordinary Member who holds Units of usual entitlement on one MFL for more than one Zone may only vote for a Zone Representative for the Zone in which the Member holds the most Units of usual entitlement.

Election Process

Postal Ballots 

The WRL Rules of Association allow for election by ballot to be conducted prior to the AGM with the election results to be announced at, and take effective from, the AGM. Therefore, the election will be via postal ballot with voting slips sent by conventional mail.

Election Scrutineer 

Following the close of voting, WRL’s independent Auditor and Returning Officer Mr En Kong will open all reply-paid envelopes. Mr Kong will then validate each ballot paper before scrutineering the recording of every vote by the WRL Executive. The election will be decided by the number of votes received at the close of voting.

Declaration of new Directors

The declaration of the new Directors will be made at the 2023 AGM to be held on Friday 13 October 2023 and will also be posted on the Western Rock Lobster Council website as soon as possible after the conclusion of the AGM.

Election Timeline

2023 Nominations for Election of Directors

Friday, 25 August 2023

Nominations for election of Directors open

Friday, 8 September 2023

Nominations close before Midnight

Friday, 15 September 2023

Ballot election voting open

WEDNESDAY, 11 October 2023

Ballot election voting close by 4 pm

FRIDAY, 13 October 2023

Declaration of Directors, WRL AGM Day

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