About Council


The City of Launceston's Councillors, including Mayor and Deputy Mayor, are elected by the community every four years. Our Mayor and Deputy Mayor are also elected by public vote every four years and serve for that period, but must be a Councillor to be eligible for either position.


  • Any expenses Councillors incur as a result of their role will be reimbursed by the City of Launceston. Read about the Mayor and Councillors Expenses Resources Policy here(PDF, 117KB).
  • The Record Keeping for Councillors Policy(PDF, 67KB) outlines how Councillors are expected to keep accurate records of activities and decisions in their role.
  • Please contact us with any questions about Council



To vote in the City of Launceston elections, you must be enrolled on the state electoral roll (Tasmanian House of Assembly Roll), with an address in the Launceston municipality, or be enrolled on the General Manager's Electoral Roll for the Launceston municipal area. To learn more about local elections, click here.