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Overview - Lord Mayor & Aldermen

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.


By- Election for LYONS WARD - February 2020 

Alderman Sherry Cullen, who represented the Lyons Ward resigned effective Friday 15 November 2019.

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

Australia has compulsory voting, which means that if you live in the Lyons Ward you must vote. Please check that your details are up to date at the Australian Electoral Commission site or call 13 23 26.  

You must be registered on the electoral roll by 11 February. NOTE: people living in the suburb of Lyons do NOT have to vote, they are in the Richardson Ward. 

 For frequently asked questions click here


Find out more about your Ward and Aldermen

 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
  • Vacancy to be filled following By-Election in 2020

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

Elections

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

Last modified 
22 Jan 2020

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