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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 2021-22:

Details $
Mayoral allowance 46,450
Councillors’ fees 145,209
Catering and receptions 2,961
Delegates expenses 8,510
Travelling 341
Telephony expenses 3,493
Mayoral Discretionary Fund (Cl.1.1 Expenses Policy)
  • Drop Your Dollars in Mosman promotion - Mosman Chamber of Commerce ($2,000)
  • Sydney Institute of Marine Foundation ($250)
  • Infrastructure Contributions campaign - City of Sydney ($2,513.24)
  • Flood donation - Lismore City Council ($3,200)
TOTAL 214,927

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 29 November 2022
Last updated Tuesday 29 November 2022