City of Holdfast Bay

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City of Holdfast Bay
South Australia
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Population38,653 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,817.3/km2 (7,296.7/sq mi)
Area13.72 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
MayorAmanda Wilson
Council seatBrighton
RegionSouthern Adelaide[2]
State electorate(s)Bright, Morphett
Federal division(s)Boothby, Hindmarsh
WebsiteCity of Holdfast Bay
LGAs around City of Holdfast Bay:
City of West Torrens City of West Torrens
City of Holdfast Bay City of Marion
City of Marion City of Marion
City of Holdfast Bay municipal offices in Brighton (formerly the Brighton Town Hall), opened in 1937.

The City of Holdfast Bay is a local government area in the south-western coastal suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.


The council was formed 1 January 1997, when the City of Glenelg and City of Brighton councils were amalgamated by the state government. As a result, there are two council offices, one in the historic Glenelg Library on Colley Terrace and the other on Jetty Road, Brighton.


The current council as of November 2021 is:[3]

Ward Party[4] Councillor Notes
Mayor   Independent Amanda Wilson
Brighton   Labor Rosemary Clancy
  Independent Robert Snewin
  Independent Jane Fleming
Glenelg   Independent Bob Patton
  Independent Rebecca Abley
  Independent Philip Chabrel
Seacliff   Independent Annette Bradshaw
  Independent Susan Lonie
  Independent Clare Lindop
Somerton   Independent Janet Fletcher
  Independent John Smedley
  Independent Will Miller


The Council has had 4 mayors: Brian Nadilo (1997-2006), Ken Rollond (2006-2014), Stephen Patterson (2014-2017) and Amanda Wilson (2018-).[5]



The council consists of four Wards: Glenelg, Somerton, Brighton and Seacliff. Each Ward is represented by three Ward Councillors.

Sister city[edit]

There is one Sister city to Holdfast Bay.[6]

Japan Hayama, Kanagawa, Japan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Holdfast Bay (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Southern Adelaide SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Elected Members". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Elected Members Register of Interests" (PDF). City of Holdfast Bay. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  5. ^[bare URL]
  6. ^ "Hayama Sister City". City of Holdfast Bay. Archived from the original on 31 May 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2010.

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Coordinates: 35°1′S 138°31′E / 35.017°S 138.517°E / -35.017; 138.517