CouncillorsYour Elected Representatives

The City of Albany has twelve (12) councillors elected from six (6) wards and a popularly elected Mayor, who are elected by the community for four year terms. Councillor elections take place every two years and the Mayoral election every four.

While Councillors represent their wards, together with the Mayor and City staff, they have a responsibility to the whole of the City of Albany. Council make decisions about strategy, policy and budget priorities.

Contacting Councillors using email or phone

Please note that if your email is a customer service request, for example: fix a pot hole or tree pruning, please submit your request using the City's 'Report It' form or telephone the Customer Service Team on 9841 9333, to ensure your request is dealt with in the most efficient manner.

Mayor Dennis WellingtonEmail: mayor@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0438 412 077

Term Expires 2019

Dennis Wellington has 16 years experience in Local Government and is passionate about the Albany community and leading it into a sustainable and prosperous future.

He was first elected to Council in May 2001 and spent four years as Deputy Mayor of the City of Albany before being elected to Mayor in 2011.

Dennis has been a strong leader for Albany, playing a key role in building a strong culture that has delivered some amazing results for the community and region.

Cr Ray HammondRepresenting Breaksea Ward

Email: cr.hammond@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0419 900 218

Expiry of Term 2017

Councillor Ray Hammond is an experienced Councillor and family man. Councillor Hammond has strong management experience and during later years was a self-employed project manager. 

Ray is passionate about preserving Albany's lifestyle and introducing sustainable technologies to Albany to increase employment, especially for Albany's youth and the unemployed.

Councillor Paul Terry Representing Breaksea Ward

Email: cr.terry@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0438 944 676

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor Paul Terry was elected to Council in 2015. Paul is committed to the local community and the region and believes in participating in the community and giving back. 

Paul works in the financial services industry and is an active member within the Albany community, having coached junior soccer, sat on the board of the Princess Royal Sailing Club and served on the Executive Committee for the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

Representing Frederickstown Ward

Email: cr.dowling@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0412 318 391

Expiry of Term: 2017

Councillor Carolyn Dowling was elected to Council in 2012. Since then she has been proud to be part of a successful team that have brought major improvements to her ward and the City of Albany.

Carolyn prides herself on consistent attendance at Council and committee meetings and community events.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Greg StocksRepresenting Frederickstown Ward

Email: cr.stocks@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0408 936 445

Expiry of Term: 2019

Deputy Mayor Greg Stocks was first elected to Council in 2011. He was appointed Deputy Mayor in October 2013, and appointed again in 2015. 

Greg is a local business owner and is passionate about his community.

Councillor Janelle PriceRepresenting Kalgan Ward

Email: cr.price@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0437 051 315

Expiry of Term: 2017

Councillor Price was raised in Perth and moved to Albany in 2000 to start a cattle farming operation. In 2005 she took up studies at UWA Albany, graduating in 2012. In 2012 Janelle commenced working professionally and she is now the Executive Officer of one of Albany's longest standing Not-for-Profit organisations which supports local community and young people. 

Janelle enjoys the challenges of Local Government and considers it an honour to represent the people of Kalgan and advocate for its agricultural sector.

Councillor Bill HollingworthRepresenting Kalgan Ward

Email: cr.hollingworth@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0448 513 802

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor Bill Hollingworth has lived and farmed in the South Coast region for most of his life. He was a Shire of Plantagenet Councillor from 2005 to 2009 and has served on Albany Council since 2014.

Bill is actively involved in several community groups and is an active member of South Coast Natural Resource Management and is currently serving as Chairman of the Board. 

Councillor Nicolette MulcahyRepresenting Vancouver Ward

Email: cr.mulcahy@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0419 356 965

Expiry of Term: 2017

Councillor Nicolette Mulcahy was born in Tasmania and has lived in Albany for over 18 years. She was first elected to Albany Council in 2007 and was re-elected in 2013. 

Nicolette is passionate about increasing employment opportunities within the region and believes in improving and motivating small business. 

Councillor John ShanhunRepresenting Vancouver Ward

Email:  cr.shanhun@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0458 918 474

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor John Shanhun was elected to Albany Council in 2015. John is a committed family man who has worked in a number of industries and is an active member of South Coast Volunteer Fire Brigade. 

John believes it is a privilege to serve his community and enjoys being a member of Council.

Councillor Alison GoodeRepresenting West Ward

Email: cr.goode@albany.wa.gov.au| Telephone: 9845 1259

Expiry of Term: 2017

Councillor Alison Goode was elected in 1995 with the former Shire of Albany. Alison was the second woman to be elected in the history of the Shire, she then went on to become Deputy Shire President, then acting Shire President. Following the amalgamation, Alison was elected as the inaugural Mayor of the City of Albany and served for over 8 years as Mayor. 

Alison was born in Albany and graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor in Social Science. She enjoys making a difference in her community. 

Councillor Sandie SmithRepresenting West Ward

Email: cr.smith@albany.wa.gov.au | Mobile: 0428 422 669

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor Sandie Smith grew up in Albany. Prior to starting her family, she had a background in finance which exposed her to the complexities of regional business, finance, insurance and risk. Sandie continues to work part time while raising her children. 

Sandie thoroughly enjoys being an elected member and working to achieve the best outcomes for the residents of Albany.

Councillor Robert SuttonRepresenting Yakamia Ward

Email: cr.sutton@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0412 096 299

Expiry of Term: 2017

Councillor Robert Sutton has been a member of Albany Council for 8 years. Rob is passionate about Albany and is an active member of the community.

Councillor Sutton is a local business owner and prides himself on being open and accessible to discuss ideas to assist him in making positive decisions for Albany.

Councillor Anthony MoirRepresenting Yakamia Ward

Email: cr.moir@albany.wa.gov.au| Mobile: 0459 444 655

Expiry of Term: 2019

Councillor Anthony Moir has an extensive retail background. He was first elected to Council in 2015 and is thoroughly enjoying being an elected member. 

Prior to being a Councillor, Anthony was actively involved in the Albany community and thanks to this has formed strong, growing relationships.