The City of Wollongong local government area is represented by a Council comprising a Lord Mayor and 12 Councillors. Both the Lord Mayor and the Councillors are popularly elected by people enrolled on the Commonwealth electoral roll.
The City is divided into three Wards with four Councillors elected from each Ward.
The current Lord Mayor and Councillors were elected for a one-off, three year term on 9 September 2017. The next ordinary election is scheduled for Saturday, 12 September 2020. Visit the Council elections
page for more information.
The Lord Mayor and Councillors' phone and email contacts are listed below.
Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM
Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery AM comes to Wollongong City Council from a strong background in the community. He has been Chaplain to NSW Police, Rural Fire Service, RSL Padre and Administrator of Wollongong Mission of the Uniting Church and Minister of the Church on the Mall from 1996-2011. For his services to the community he received a Medal [OAM] of the Order of Australia in the General Division.
On 26 January 2018 Cr Bradbery was made a Member [AM] in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for significant service to local government, to the community of the Illawarra, to the mining industry, and to the Uniting Church in Australia.
For 15 years he also served as Chairperson of Lifeline South Coast, was a board member of Unanderra Care Services (aged care service) and served as an advocate for homeless and mental health services.
He has been Lord Mayor since September 2011 and Chair of the Southern Council Group and the present Illawarra Shoalhaven Joint Organisation of Councils from 2011.
He has supported individuals and groups in business and entrepreneurial initiatives in Wollongong City.
Contact the Office of the Lord Mayor
Address: Locked Bag 8821, Wollongong DC NSW 2500
Phone: (02) 4227 7111