Alice Springs Town Council

The Council consists of the Mayor and eight Aldermen. Elections are held every four years, with the next elections scheduled for 2012. Information about current Aldermen can be found here, including photos, bio's, and contact details.

Council Meetings

Council Meetings are held in the Council Chamber, Todd Street, on the last Monday of every month, commencing at 6.30pm.

Council Committee Meetings are held in the Council Chamber, Todd Street, from the 3rd last Monday of every month, commencing at 5.30pm.

Almost all business which comes before the Council is first considered at Committee Meetings.

The public and the media are welcome to attend all Council and Committee meetings, except while confidential items are discussed.

Agendas are available at Council reception on the Friday preceding the meetings and on the Council’s website.

Under Section 67 (4) of the Local Government Act 2008, a copy of Council and Committee "minutes must, within 10 business days after the date of the meeting to which they relate, be available to the public: (a) on the Council's website; and (b) at the Council's public office."

Council Standing Committees

Three committees composed of Council employees and Aldermen discuss issues and make recommendations to the full Council on policy.

Corporate and Community Services

Responsible for all issues relating to:

  • Corporate planning
  • Services to Elected Members
  • Community development
  • Public relations
  • Library and Information services
  • Economic development


Responsible for the Council's

  • Financial services
  • Office administration
  • Information technology
  • Customer services
  • Rates
  • Records

Technical Services

Responsible for all issues relating to:

  • Urban/town development
  • Environmental policy and strategy
  • Environmental health
  • By-laws compliance
  • Intrastructure assets maintenance
  • Infrastructure development
  • Open space development

Advisory Committees

For more specialised advice the Council Committees are supported by a number of Advisory Committees covering areas such as recreational facilities, disability services, cemetery management and local bus services.

Facts about the Alice Springs Town Council

The Council

  • was established 1 July 1971
  • serves a municipal area of 410 square km
  • serves population of approx. 27,000
  • serves over 13,000 electors
  • serves over 6,600 dwellings
  • employs approximately 45 administration staff, 60 outdoor staff and 14 library staff

The Council provides or maintains

  • 200 km of sealed roads; 16 km of unsealed roads
  • 23 km of cycleways; 100 km of footpaths
  • 14 car parks
  • Eight ovals
  • Seven sporting facilities
  • Over 90 hectares of parks
  • Playground equipment and trees in over 70 parks
  • Three child care centres
  • The Gap Youth Centre
  • Three cemeteries
  • The Alice Springs Swimming Centre - an olympic sized pool and two children's pools with shade, lawn and barbeque facilities
  • the Alice Springs Public Library
  • The Senior Citizens Centre
  • The Totem Theatre

Customer Service Charter

Our commitment, services standards and some of the services we perform.

Click here to read the full Charter.