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Elected Members

Brighton Councillors represent the interests of electors and ratepayers and make decisions on policy formulation, budgeting, the provision of services, work priorities and strategic planning for the Brighton community.  They provide leadership and guidance to the community and facilitate communication between the community and the Council. They also participate in Local Government’s decision-making processes at Council and Committee Meetings.

Councillors also perform a number of other functions outlined under the Local Government Act 1993.


Cr Leigh Gray

Brighton TAS 7030
Mobile: 0488 390 115

Deputy Mayor

Cr Barbara Curran

Brighton TAS 7030
Mobile: 0417 612 868


Aaron De La Torre

Brighton TAS 7030 
Mobile: 0483 892 943


Peter Geard

Brighton TAS 7030
Mobile: 0418 515 649



Greg Irons

Brighton TAS 7030 
Mobile: 0424 333 360


John McMaster

Bridgewater TAS 7030
Mobile: 0408 543 772


Tennille Murtagh

Bridgewater TAS 7030
Mobile: 0479 053 814


Phil Owen

Old Beach TAS 7017
Mobile: 0419 333 252



Michael Whelan

Brighton TAS 7030
Mobile: 0409 416 353

Councillor Code of Conduct

In accordance with Section 28E of the Local Government Act 1993, Council adopted a Code of Conduct for Councillors. The Code is available for viewing here

The Councillor Code of Conduct complaint form can be found here.

Gifts and Donations Register

The Local Government Act 1993 requires Councils to keep a register of gifts and donations received by Councillors. The register was last updated on 30 April 2024.

Gifts and Donations Register 2024

Council elections are held every four years. The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors are elected for four-year terms.

Elections are usually held in October of each election year. The next local government elections are due in October 2026.

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission is responsible for the supervision of local government elections. The Electoral Commission appoints returning officers to run the election.

For more information on local government elections, please visit the Tasmanian Electoral Commission

If you are considering standing as a candidate you can find information on how to nominate and get a seat at the table on the Local Government Association Tasmania website.

Voting System

Council elections are conducted by postal ballot.  All elections for councillor positions are required to be conducted by using a multi-member proportional representation electoral system. This is directly modelled on the Hare-Clarke system used for Tasmanian House of Assembly elections.

A feature of the Hare-Clarke electoral system is that vacant seats are filled by recount rather than by elections.

Under the postal ballot system there is a polling period of at least fifteen days (excluding any Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday), rather than a single polling day.

Enrolment Information

If you are currently on the State Electoral Roll for State and Federal Elections for your address in the Brighton municipal area you are automatically on the Local Government Roll.

To check your enrolment on the Electoral Roll please visit the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) website at and click on the “Check Enrolment” button. An enrolment form can also be obtained from that website or by calling the AEC on 132 326 or from any post office.

General Manager’s Roll

The General Manager’s Roll is a list of people who are eligible to vote in local government elections, even if they don’t live in the Brighton municipality.

You are eligible to enrol on the “General Manager’s Roll” if you:

A voter, in an election in respect of one municipal area, has a maximum of two votes:

  • one vote is in their own right, and
  • one vote is on behalf of a corporate body

Completed forms can be:

  • Delivered to the Council Offices, located at 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach (open from 8.15 am to 4.45 pm weekdays), or
  • Mailed to:
    General Manager
    Brighton Council
    1 Tivoli Road
    OLD BEACH TAS 7017

Please note that forms cannot be submitted online or by email.

Enrolment on the General Manager’s Roll is not automatic. If you have recently updated your enrolment – thank you. If you have previously registered for the General Manager’s Roll but need to update your enrolment details, you are required to re-register to ensure your details are up-to-date.

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission has more information about local government elections, and the upcoming 2022 local government elections on its website.