Town of Alice Springs

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Coordinates: 23°42′07″S 133°52′57″E / 23.701942°S 133.882377°E / -23.701942; 133.882377

Town of Alice Springs
Northern Territory
Alice Springs Town Council location.jpg
Location of Town of Alice Springs
Population 28,720 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 87.695/km2 (227.13/sq mi)
Established 1971
Area 327.50 km2 (126.4 sq mi)
Mayor Damien Ryan
Council seat Alice Springs
Region Alice Springs Region
Territory electorate(s) Araluen, Braitling, Greatorex
Federal Division(s) Lingiari
Website Town of Alice Springs

The Town of Alice Springs is a local government area in the Northern Territory. On 1 July 1971, Alice Springs was gazetted as a Municipality with the town council elected on 25 July 1971.[2] It is situated 1,498 kilometres (931 mi) south of the Darwin. The council governs an area of 327.50 square kilometres (126.45 sq mi) and has a population of 23,893 as of the 2006 census.[3][4]


The Town of Alice Springs is an established residential township with a commercial area and rural areas on the outskirts of the town. The original inhabitants of the town were the Arrernte Aboriginal people. European settlement of the area dates from 1862.

The current mayor of the Alice Springs Town Council Town Council is Damien Ryan. The council also contains seven councillors.[5]

Current councillors[edit]

Councillors Notes
Damien Ryan Mayor[5]
Kylie Bonnani Deputy Mayor
Steve Brown
Dave Douglas
Brendan Heenan
Jade Kudrenko
Liz Martin
Eli Melky
Chansey Paech



  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 7. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, Northern Territory". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Council History". Alice Springs Town Council. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Alice Springs (T) (Local Government Area)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Alice Springs Town Council". Alice Springs Town Council. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Elected Members". Alice Springs Town Council. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Alice Springs Municipality". Place Names Committee of the Northern Territory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 

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