Peter Costigan

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Peter Costigan
101st Lord Mayor of Melbourne
In office
May 1999 – October 2001

Wellington Lee

Clem Newton-Brown
Preceded by Ivan Deveson
Succeeded by John So
Personal details
Born (1935-06-21)21 June 1935
Melbourne, Australia
Died 5 August 2002(2002-08-05) (aged 67)
Melbourne, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Susie Norton

Peter Costigan (21 June 1935 – 5 August 2002) was an Australian journalist and Lord Mayor of Melbourne from 1999 to 2001. In 1999, Costigan was elected a Councillor of the City of Melbourne and subsequently elected Lord Mayor by fellow Councillors, defeating rival Councillor John So with a majority of 5-to-4 votes.

Costigan grew up in Preston, a suburb of Melbourne and was educated by the Jesuits at St Patricks College, East Melbourne. He completed his tertiary education at the University of Melbourne.

Costigan was the younger brother of the twins Michael and Frank Costigan.[1]


Preceded by
Ivan Deveson
Lord Mayor of Melbourne
Succeeded by
John So