City of Mount Gambier

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City of Mount Gambier
South Australia
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Location of the City of Mount Gambier in blue
Population 26,276 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 85.31/km2 (221.0/sq mi)
Established 1876
Area 308 km2 (118.9 sq mi)
Mayor Andrew Lee [2]
Council seat Mount Gambier
Region Limestone Coast[3]
State electorate(s) Mount Gambier
Federal Division(s) Barker
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Website City of Mount Gambier
LGAs around City of Mount Gambier:
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Grant City of Mount Gambier Grant
Grant Grant Grant

The City of Mount Gambier is a local government area centred in Mount Gambier in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. While it is the southernmost city council in the state, the District Council of Grant is the southernmost council because it completely surrounds but does not include the city of Mount Gambier. It was established on 25 May 1876 as the Corporate Town of Mount Gambier, and became the City of Mount Gambier when it gained city status in 1955.[4][5]

City of Mount Gambier Council Chambers and offices

The city consists of a mayor and ten councillors, elected equally from the East and West wards once every four years by postal voting. In addition to Mount Gambier itself, the council also includes parts of Glenburnie, OB Flat, Suttontown and Worrolong, all shared with the District Council of Grant.[6] Due to the City being entirely surrounded by the District Council of Grant and the growth of Mount Gambier, there have been ongoing talks of amalgamation, with the most recent boundary changes taking place in 2010.[7]


Ward Councillor Notes
Mayor [2]   Andrew Lee
Unsubdivided [2]   Christian Greco
  Mark Lovett
  Josh Lynagh
  Sonya Mezinec
  Frank Morello
  Desmond Mutton
  Steve Perryman
  Hanna Persello
  Penelope Richardson Deputy Mayor
  Ian Von Stanke

The City of Mount Gambier has a directly-elected mayor.[8]

Mayors of Mount Gambier[edit]

  • Lucas Adolphus DeGaris (1935-1937) [9]
  • William Ewart Pyne (1937-1939) [9]
  • Stanley Charles Davis (1939-1941) [9]
  • William Ewart Pyne (1941-1945) [9]
  • Stanley Charles Davis (1945-1946) [9]
  • William Ewart Pyne (1946-1949) [9]
  • John Hugh Marks (1949-1955) [9]
  • Stanley Charles Davis (1955-1958) [9]
  • John Hugh Marks (1958) [9]
  • Stanley Hamilton Elliott (1959-1964) [9]
  • Lenora Alice Bishop (1964-1967) [9]
  • Stanley Hamilton Elliott (1967-1971) [9]
  • Archibald Llewellyn Sealey (1971-1983) [9]
  • Francis Newman (Don) McDonnell (1983-2002) [10][9]
  • Steve Perryman (2002-2014) [11]
  • Andrew Lee (2014-present) [12]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Gambier (C)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 November 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Elected Members". City of Mount Gambier. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Limestone Coast SA Government region" (PDF). The Government of South Australia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Marsden, Susan (2012). "A History of South Australian Councils to 1936" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. p. 41. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mount Gambier City Status Celebrations". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 9 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Search result for "Mount Gambier (Locality Bounded)" (Record no SA0046869 ) with the following layers selected - "Suburbs and Localities" and "Local Government Areas"". Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 31 March 2010. Archived from the original on 12 October 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-30. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  8. ^ "Election Results 2014" (PDF). Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, p. 355, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2 
  10. ^ "Issue 50 - October 2002" (PDF). LGA News. Local Government Association of South Australia. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Mayoral duties done". The Border Watch. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  12. ^ "Andrew Lee doorknocks his way into Mount Gambier's top job". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 10 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 

Coordinates: 37°49′45″S 140°46′48″E / 37.8291666667°S 140.78°E / -37.8291666667; 140.78