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Mayor and Councillors Expenses

The Mayor and Councillors receive adequate and reasonable expenses and facilities to enable them to carry out their civic duties as elected representative of the Mosman community.

The payment of expenses and provision of facilities is made in accordance with Council’s Policy on Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor and Councillors which is reviewed, exhibited and adopted annually pursuant to section 253(1) of the Local Government Act 1993.

The following fees and expenses with regard to the Mayor and Councillors were paid during 2019-20:

Details $
Mayoral allowance 44,501.00
Councillors’ fees 141,960.00
Catering and receptions 14,743.00
Delegates expenses 6,904.00
Travelling 1,097.00
Telephony expenses 3,450.00
Mayoral Discretionary Fund (Cl.1.1 Expenses Policy)
  • Celtic Festival Glenn Innes ($240)
  • Mosman Public School ($500)
  • Fine Music ($250)
  • Otsu Delegation ($1,089)
  • Oneland Programs Ltd ($490)
  • Miscellaneous ($146)
2,715
TOTAL 215,370.00

Councillors are provided with meals when attending Council and Committee Meetings, workshops and other official functions and receptions, which are included in Catering/Receptions above. Councillor attendance at meetings and workshops is detailed earlier under the heading Councillor Attendance at Meetings and Workshops.

The cost of attendance of Councillors at conferences and seminars together with training and skill development is included in Delegates expenses above. Council does not pay expenses for any spouse, partner or other person who may accompany a Councillor.

In addition, Councillors are provided, upon request, with equipment including laptop computers and printers, in accordance with Council’s Policy.

Councillors are provided with tablet devices (six Councillors) and multi-function printers (two Councillors) on a loan basis during the year. Consumables for printers on loan are provided on request. A desktop computer and multi-function printer are also available for Councillors’ use in the Councillors’ Lounge.

The “Policy for the Payment of Expenses and Provision of Facilities to Mayor and Councillors” is available on Council’s Policy page.

Last updated Tuesday 13 July 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13 July 2021