About Council

Launceston Town Hall  

The City of Launceston's Aldermen, 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 an alderman to be eligible for either position.


Aldermen must adhere to a Code of Conduct(PDF, 239KB).  

Any expenses aldermen incur as a result of their role will be reimbursed by the City of Launceston. Read about the Mayor and Aldermen's Expenses Resources Policy (PDF, 65KB)here(PDF, 117KB).

The Record Keeping for Aldermen Policy(PDF, 67KB) outlines how aldermen are expected to keep accurate records of activities and decisions in their role.

Please contact us with any questions about Council


Local Government elections are scheduled for the last Tuesday in October 2018. 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.