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Junior Mayor

Each year a Junior Mayor is elected for the City of Kingston.

The election process involves local primary schools each nominating one pupil who makes a two minute speech on a given topic, and the remaining students vote for the best presentation. Junior Mayor elections are held each April as part of National Youth Week.

The Junior Mayor program has been running for over 50 years and is sponsored by the Chelsea Rotary Club. It aims to provide local primary school students with an opportunity to learn more about how local government works, develop an interest in the democratic process, as well as build leadership skills.

This year the successful candidate was Amelia Holko, a grade six school student from Cheltenham Primary School. Amelia’s focus is community safety and together with her team, invented the ‘necklace safe’ to increase people’s personal safety.

The Junior Mayor receives junior mayoral robes, chains and $200 from the Chelsea Rotary Club. They are also called on to assist the Mayor at a range of official Council events.


For more information you can read our media release.


Year         Name

2020/21    Amelia Holko

2019/20    Jack O'Connor 

2018/19    Alice Roberts 

2017/18    Tess Ashley

2016/17    Isaac Madafferi

2015/16    Jasmine Warber

2014/15    Naveen Satish Kumar

2013/14    Daniel Passante

2012/13    Matthew Bergen

2011/12    Olivia Guhl

2010/11    Ebony Let  

2009/10    Lachlan Bourne

2008/09    Tahryn Mant

2007/08    Victoria Hermitage

2006/07    Narida Ear

2005/06    Jake Grantford

2004/05    Bill Harding

2003/04    Alana Spencer

2002/03    Ellee Picken

Junior Mayor Amelia Holko 2021.jpeg