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The municipality of City of Darwin is divided into four wards. Each ward is represented by three elected members on Council.

City of Darwin (Council) was established in 1957 and operates under the Northern Territory Local Government Act.

There are 13 Elected Members, one of whom is the Lord Mayor, all of whom are elected by the people.

Find out more about your Ward and Aldermen

Following the Lyons By-Election in February 2020, new Elected Member Profiles will be posted here and will replace these existing profiles.  (Click image to enlarge)

City of Darwin Elected Member Profiles 2017

 Chan Ward Map light blue

Chan Ward

Chan Ward comprises the suburbs of Coconut Grove, Jingili, Ludmilla, Millner, Moil, Nightcliff and Rapid Creek.

Your local elected members are

  • Robin Knox
  • Peter Pangquee
  • Emma Young

Lyons Ward Map Teal

Lyons Ward

Lyons Ward comprises the suburbs of Bayview, Darwin City, Fannie Bay, The Gardens, Larrakeyah, Parap, Stuart Park and Woolner.

Your local elected members are 

  • Simon Niblock
  • Mick Palmer
  • Paul Arnold

Richardson Ward Map Green

Richardson Ward

Richardson Ward comprises the suburbs of Alawa, Brinkin, Leanyer, Lee Point, Lyons, Nakara, Tiwi, Wagaman and Wanguri.

Your local elected members are

  • Jimmy Bouhoris
  • George Lambrinidis
  • Rebecca Want de Rowe

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Waters Ward

Waters Ward comprises the suburbs of Anula, Berrimah, Defence Establishment Berrimah, Coonawarra, Karama, Malak, Marrara, The Narrows, Northlakes, RAAF Base/Airport, Winnellie, Wulagi and Tivendale.

Your local elected members are 

  • Andrew Arthur
  • Justine Glover
  • Gary Haslett


There are four electoral districts or wards within the Darwin municipality (Chan, Lyons, Richardson and Waters.) and each ward returns three aldermen at an election held every four years. 

The most recent election was held on 26 August 2017.

For more information:

NT Electoral CommissionInformation on erecting election Signs

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