Sally Capp sworn in as Melbourne’s Lord Mayor

Melbourne’s newly elected Lord Mayor, Sally Capp, and her fellow Councillors will be sworn in at an official ceremony at Town Hall this morning.

The Lord Mayor said she was looking forward to working collaboratively with all Councillors at such a critical time for the city.

“Every Councillor understands the enormous challenges we are facing as a city and they all bring unique talents, experience and passion to the task of kickstarting our economy and bringing back the buzz to Melbourne,” the Lord Mayor said.

“We are all committed Melburnians and want to deliver results for our city.”

The Lord Mayor thanked voters for their support and said she will do everything possible to protect jobs and businesses, rebuild the local economy, strengthen the community and welcome people back into the city.

“It’s a great honour and a privilege to be elected Lord Mayor again. The Deputy Lord Mayor, Nicholas Reece, and I have a huge job in front of us,” the Lord Mayor said.

“I’m determined to work with our Councillors and City of Melbourne management team to lead our economic and cultural recovery and bring Melbourne back better than before.

“This four-year term is all about delivery. Every day will be spent working to get our city economy back to the top of the ladder and our cultural life buzzing again.

“That means attracting investment, generating jobs, easing the burden on ratepayers, responding to homelessness, and delivering infrastructure and stimulus as a platform for recovery.”

City of Melbourne Chief Executive Justin Hanney said he joined City of Melbourne staff in congratulating the re-elected Lord Mayor.

“On behalf of administration of the City of Melbourne, I would like to congratulate Lord Mayor Sally Capp and wish her, the Deputy Lord Mayor and Council, an enormously successful term as we work together to turn Melbourne back on,” Mr Hanney said.

“While this year has been challenging, I’m confident this will be a constructive and positive Council that works together for all Melburnians as we transition from lockdown and invest in our city’s reactivation and recovery.”

Leadership Team

  • Lord Mayor – Sally Capp
  • Deputy Lord Mayor – Nicholas Reece


  • Olivia Ball
  • Roshena Campbell
  • Jason Chang
  • Elizabeth Mary Doidge
  • Davydd Griffiths
  • Jamal Hakim
  • Philip Le Liu
  • Rohan Leppert
  • Kevin Louey.

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