Council meetings

Council and Committee Meetings

Woollahra Council will be Holding Council (i.e. Ordinary and Extraordinary) and Committee meetings (i.e. Environmental Planning (EP), Finance, Community & Services (FC&S) and Strategic & Corporate (S&C) in person. 

Members of the public may attend Council and/or Committee Meetings in person or watch live online (via Council's website).

An audio recording of Council and Committee meetings will be uploaded to Council’s website by 5.00pm on the next business day

Please read the disclaimer

By addressing a Council or Committee meeting, members of the public consent to their voice and personal information (including name and address) being recorded and publicly available on Council’s website. Accordingly, please ensure your address to Council is respectful and that you use appropriate language and refrain from making any defamatory statements or discriminatory comments.

Woollahra Council does not accept any liability for statements, comments or actions taken by individuals during a Council or Committee meeting. Any part of the meeting that is held in closed session will not be recorded.

People connecting to this meeting by conferencing technology or teleconference are reminded that under the Local Government Act 1993, the recording of meetings by a member of the public using any electronic recording device including a mobile phone or video camera is not permitted. Any person found recording without the permission of Council may be expelled from the meeting.

The recording of each meeting will be retained on Council’s website for a minimum period of 6 months. After that period has passed, recordings of meetings may be disposed of in accordance with the State Records Act 1998.

Meeting details and procedure

The Mayor, Councillors and staff will be participating in meetings in person or via an audio-visual link. 

Members of the public are invited to attend Council Meetings in person or watch and/or listen to Council meetings live via Council's website available at Council Agendas, Audio Recordings and Minutes.

To address a Council Meeting, members of the public must register using the appropriate Public Forum Registration Form for:

• Items not on the Agenda(PDF, 301KB) – to be completed by 5.00pm Wednesday prior to the Council meeting

Items on the Agenda for General Manager & Officers reports(PDF, 291KB) – to be completed by 10.00am on the day of the meeting

Completed forms must be emailed to

For further information, please refer to Have your say at Council and/or Committee Meeting or contact Governance on (02) 9391 7001.

If you are experiencing any issues in joining the meeting please call (02) 9391 7001.

An audio recording of the meeting will be uploaded to Council’s website by 5.00pm on the next business day.

Read the Council meeting procedure and check the upcoming meetings calendar for current and future dates.

Agendas, Audio Recordings and Minutes

Agendas are available from 3pm on the Thursday before the meeting from the following location:

Council Agendas, Audio Recordings and Minutes


Audio recordings of Council meetings will be posted to Council's website by 5.00pm on the next business day.

Minutes will be available three business days after the meeting via Council's website.

Council members

  • Cr Richard Shields, Mayor
  • Cr Sarah Swan, Deputy Mayor
  • Cr Sean Carmichael
  • Cr Peter Cavanagh
  • Cr Luise Elsing
  • Cr Nicola Grieve
  • Cr Mary-Lou Jarvis
  • Cr Harriet Price
  • Cr Lucinda Regan
  • Cr Matthew Robertson
  • Cr Isabelle Shapiro
  • Cr Mark Silcocks
  • Cr Merrill Witt
  • Cr Toni Zeltzer
  • Cr Susan Wynne

The quorum for Council meetings is eight (8) Councillors.


Further information may be obtained by contacting Council's Governance Department on 9391 7001.