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Mayors & Lord Mayors of Adelaide, SA

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  • Caleb Peacock (1841 - 1896)
  • Arthur Wellington Ware (1861 - 1927)
    Arthur Wellington Ware CMG (1861 – 29 January 1927) was a brewer and Mayor of Adelaide from 1898 to 1901 and a publican in both South Australia and Queensland. Ware was born in Kooringa, the e...
  • Thomas Wilson (1787 - 1863)
    Thomas Wilson (5 September 1787 - 31 March 1863) was a solicitor, author and Mayor of Adelaide from 1842 to 1843. He was born in England but educated in Germany. On his return to England he was artic...
  • James Hurtle Fisher (1790 - 1875)
    Sir James Hurtle Fisher (1790 – 28 January 1875) was a lawyer and prominent South Australian pioneer. He was the first Resident Commissioner of South Australia, the first Mayor of Adelaide and t...

The first local government in Australia was formed on 31 October 1840 with the election of a mayor, three aldermen and fifteen councillors to the new Adelaide Corporation. The first mayor was James Hurtle Fisher and the first council meeting was held on 4 November 1840.

Mayors (1840-1919)

  • 1st - James Hurtle Fisher (b. 1790 - d. 1875) 1840–1842
  • 2nd - Thomas Wilson (b. 1787 - d. 1863) 1842–1843
  • 3rd - City managed as Government Department 1843–1849
  • 4th - City managed by Commissioners 1849–1852
  • 5th - James Hurtle Fisher (b. 1790 - d. 1875) 1852
  • 6th - James Hurtle Fisher (b. 1790 - d. 1875) 1852–1854
  • 7th - Joseph Hall 1854–1855
  • 8th - John Lazar 1855–1858
  • 9th - William Sabben 1858–1859
  • 10th - Edmund William Wright 1859
  • 11th - Edward Glandfield 1859–1862
  • 12th - Thomas English 1862–1863
  • 13th - Samuel Goode 1863–1864
  • 14th - William Townsend 1864–1866
  • 15th - Henry Robert Fuller 1866–1869
  • 16th - Judah Moss Solomon 1869–1871
  • 17th - Adolph Heinrich Friedrich Bartels 1871–1873
  • 18th - William Dixon Allot 1873–1874
  • 19th - John Colton 1874–1875
  • 20th - Caleb Peacock 1875–1877
  • 21st - Henry Scott 1877–1878
  • 22nd - William Christie Buik 1878–1879
  • 23rd - Edwin Thomas Smith 1879–1882
  • 24th - Henry Robert Fuller 1882–1883
  • 25th - William Bundey 1883–1886
  • 26th - Edwin Thomas Smith 1886–1887
  • 27th - Sir Edwin Thomas Smith 1887–1888
  • 28th - James Shaw 1888–1889
  • 29th - Lewis Cohen 1889–1890
  • 30th - Frederick William Bullock 1891–1892
  • 31st - Charles Willcox 1892–1894
  • 32nd - Charles Tucker 1894–1898
  • 33rd - Arthur Wellington Ware (b. 1861 - d. 1927) 1898–1901
  • 34th - Lewis Cohen 1901–1904
  • 35th - Theodore Bruce 1904–1907
  • 36th - Frank Johnson 1907–1909
  • 37th - Lewis Cohen 1909–1911
  • 38th - Sir John Lavington Bonython 1911–1913
  • 39th - Alfred Allen Simpson 1913–1915
  • 40th - Isaac Isaacs 1915–1917
  • 41st - Charles Richmond Glover 1917–1919

Lord Mayors (since 1919)

  • 41st Charles Richmond Glover 1919
  • 42nd Frank Beaumont Moulden 1919–1921
  • 43rd Lewis Cohen 1921–1923
  • 44th Charles Richmond Glover 1923–1925
  • 45th Wallace Bruce 1925–1926
  • 46th Sir Wallace Bruce 1926–1927
  • 47th Sir John Lavington Bonython 1927–1930
  • 48th Charles Richmond Glover 1930–1933
  • 49th Jonathan Robert Cain 1933–1935
  • 50th Jonathan Robert Cain 1935–1936
  • 51st Sir Jonathan Robert Cain 1936–1937
  • 52nd Arthur George Barrett 1937–1941
  • 53rd LtCol Arden Seymour Hawker 1941–1942
  • 54th Col Arden Seymour Hawker 1942–1943
  • 55th Reginald Walker 1943–1946
  • 56th John McLeay 1946–1949
  • 57th Arthur Earnest William Short 1949–1950
  • 58th John McLeay 1949–1950
  • 59th Arthur Campbell Rymill 1950–1953
  • 60th John Scott Philps 1954–1957
  • 61st Lancelot Morton Spiller Hargrave 1957–1960
  • 62nd Charles John Glover 1960–1963
  • 63rd James Campbell Irwin 1963–1966
  • 64th Walter Lewis Bridgland 1966–1968
  • 65th Robert Evelyn Porter 1968–1971
  • 66th William Hubert Hayes 1971–1973
  • 67th Robert Wyndham Clampett 1973–1975
  • 68th John Justin Roche 1975–1977
  • 69th George Joseph 1977–1979
  • 70th James Vincent Seaton Bowen 1979–1981
  • 71st Arthur John Watson 1981–1983
  • 72nd Wendy Chapman 1983–1985
  • 73rd James Bickford Jarvis 1985–1987
  • 74th Steve George Condous 1987–1993
  • 75th Henry Jacques Ninio 1993–1997
  • 76th Dr Jane Lomax-Smith 1997–2000
  • 77th Alfred Huang 2000–2003
  • 78th Michael Harbison 2003–2006
  • 79th Michael Harbison 2006–2009
  • 80th Stephen Yarwood 2009–present