The 1947 Dunedin mayoral election was part of the New Zealand local elections held that same year. In 1947, elections were held for the Mayor of Dunedin plus other local government positions including twelve city councillors. The polling was conducted using the standard first-past-the-post electoral method.
Donald Cameron, the incumbent Mayor was elected to serve a second term. He defeated his sole opponent Ernest Frederick Jones of the Labour Party who was the eldest son of Fred Jones, the Minister of Defence. In addition, the Citizens' Association won all twelve seats on the city council.