Your Mayor

The Mayor is elected for a one-year term by the Councillors. The Mayoral Election is usually held in November and is a Special Council Meeting.
  • From 12 midday Tuesday 22 September to 6 pm Sunday 24 October, the City of Port Phillip will enter into the Election Period for the Council Elections.

    You can still contact us during this period and we’ll resume regular operation on Monday 26 October.

Cr Bernadene Voss is the current Mayor of the City of Port Phillip. Cr Voss was elected Mayor on 13 November 2019.

Former Mayors

The City of Port Phillip was formed in 1994 and is an amalgamation of the former cities of Port Melbourne, South Melbourne and St Kilda. The first council election for the City of Port Phillip was held in March 1996.

Former mayorTermDate appointed to mayoral position
Liana Thompson1996/9721 March 1996
Christine Häag1997/9821 March 1997
Dick Gross1998/996 April 1998
Dick Gross1999/0024 March 1999
Julian Hill2000/0131 March 2000
Julian Hill2001/0230 March 2001
Darren Ray2002/0320 March 2002
Liz Johnstone2003/0417 March 2003
Dick Gross200417 March 2004
Darren Ray2004/052 December 2004
Janet Bolitho2005/068 December 2005
Janet Bolitho2006/077 December 2006
Janet Cribbes2007/086 December 2007
Frank O'Connor2008/098 December 2008
Frank O'Connor2009/107 December 2009
Rachel Powning2010/116 December 2010                              
Rachel Powning2011/125 December 2011
Amanda Stevens2012/137 November 2012
Amanda Stevens2013/1412 November 2013
Amanda Stevens2014/1511 November 2014
Bernadene Voss2015/1610 November 2015
Bernadene Voss2016/1710 November 2016
Bernadene Voss2017/188 November 2017
Dick Gross2018/1928 November 2018
Bernadene Voss2019/2013 November 2019 (Current Mayor)

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