Bombala Shire

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This article is about the local government area. For the regional town, see Bega, New South Wales.
Bombala Shire
New South Wales
Bombala LGA NSW.png
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 36°55′S 149°14′E / 36.917°S 149.233°E / -36.917; 149.233Coordinates: 36°55′S 149°14′E / 36.917°S 149.233°E / -36.917; 149.233
Population 2,401 (2013 est)[1]
 • Density 0.60862/km2 (1.5763/sq mi)
Area 3,945 km2 (1,523.2 sq mi)
Mayor Bob Stewart
Council seat Bombala[2]
Region Monaro
State electorate(s) Monaro
Federal Division(s) Eden-Monaro
Website Bombala Shire
LGAs around Bombala Shire:
Snowy River Cooma-Monaro Bega Valley
East Gippsland (Vic) Bombala Shire Bega Valley
East Gippsland (Vic) East Gippsland (Vic) Bega Valley

Bombala Shire is a local government area in the Monaro region of south-eastern New South Wales, Australia. The Shire includes the town of Bombala, and the villages of Delegate, Cathcart and Bibbenluke and is the fifth smallest rural shire in New South Wales, by area.[3]

The Mayor of Bombala Shire Council is Cr. Bob Stewart, an unaligned politician.


Current composition and election method[edit]

Bombala Council is composed of seven Councillors elected proportionally as one entire ward. All Councillors are elected for a fixed four-year term of office. The Mayor is elected by the Councillors at the first meeting of the Council. The most recent election was held on 8 September 2012, and the makeup of the Council is as follows:[4]

Party Councillors
  Independents and Unaligned 7
Total 7

The current Council, elected in 2012, in order of election, is:[4]

Councillor Party Notes
  Bob Stewart Unaligned Mayor[5]
  Bill Bateman Independent
  Suzanne Haslingden Unaligned
  Brad Yelds Independent
  Steve Goodyer Unaligned
  Diane Hampshire Unaligned
  Joseph Ingram Unaligned Deputy Mayor[5]


  1. ^ "3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia. Table 1. Estimated Resident Population, Local Government Areas, New South Wales". 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bombala Council". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 30 November 2006. 
  3. ^ "Snowy Shire joins anti-amalgamation call". ABC News (Australia). 15 August 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Bombala Council: Summary of First Preference Votes for each Candidate". Local Government Elections 2012. Electoral Commission of New South Wales. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Bombala Mayor re-elected unopposed". Nine News (Australia). ABC News. 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.