Role of a Mayor, Councillor and their charter

Contact details for all Councillors, Mayor and Deputy Mayor and information on their role.

Bega Valley Shire Council is governed by nine elected Councillors. The Councillors are elected every four years with the next election due to be held in September 2024.

Councillors provide leadership and establish policy and strategic direction for the organisation and the future of the Shire.

There are no wards or ridings in the Bega Valley Shire so the Councillors are elected by the people to represent the interests of all ratepayers and residents. The mayor and deputy mayor are elected by the Councillors in September of each year.

Role of Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor


How to contact a Councillor

Councillors can be contacted by phone, email or post.  Councillors can respond to any correspondence sent directly to them.

Correspondence requiring an official response will be responded to by staff and should be addressed to:

The General Manager
Address: Bega Valley Shire Council, PO Box 492, BEGA   NSW   2550
Fax: 6499 2200

If you would like any or all of the Councillors to have copies of any official correspondence, you can ask Council staff to provide a copy of your correspondence to them.  Alternatively you can forward copies of your correspondence to Councillors yourself using the contact details above.

Councillors' charter


  • We work together as short term custodians of the Bega Valley Shire.
  • We commit to a long term vision to achieve the best outcomes with and for the community.



  • give and receive constructive feedback.
  • value and understand people’s differences
  • we are courteous and considerate
  • acknowledge our mistakes
  • promote a safe and healthy work culture
  • abide by Chatham House rules


  • lead by example
  • set a productive culture
  • do things that we commit to do
  • act with honesty and integrity in all our dealings
  • we are trustworthy


  • actively listen
  • foster a professional and warm work environment
  • address the issue not the person
  • ensure all views are heard
  • go to the source


  • consider a shire wide context in decisions
  • start with the broad strategic issues
  • explore and deliver innovative and creative solutions
  • aim for a cooperative team based approach


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