About Council

Launceston Town Hall  

The City of Launceston is made up of 12 aldermen, including Mayor and Deputy Mayor, who 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.


Voting at local council elections in Tasmania is not compulsory. 

However, if you have an interest in your local municipal area and are concerned to see that your local council performs to your expectations, you are encouraged to exercise your democratic right and vote. 

See the Tasmanian Electoral Commission for more information. 

The Local Government Association Tasmania also has information on the election process. 


Aldermen must adhere to a Code of Conduct. Read the Policy here(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.