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Local Government elections

King Island Council

Instructions and candidate statements

Accessible HTML format. Statements are also available in PDF format with candidate photos and web links.

Voting is now compulsory

Your vote must be received by 2pm on Tuesday 25 October 2022

Don’t delay – late votes won’t be counted!


There are 3 elections being held for King Island Council:

As well as this booklet, your postal ballot pack contains:

The ballot paper envelope has been specially designed to ensure the secrecy of your vote.

All returned envelopes are kept unopened under tight security until they are checked for validity.

After a sealed envelope has been verified, the flap showing the elector’s personal details and signature is removed under instruction of the returning officer, in the presence of witnesses, and securely stored until the close of the poll.

After the close of the poll and in the presence of witnesses, the now anonymous envelopes are opened in large random batches before the unidentified ballots are removed for examination and counting.

Successful candidates for Mayor and Deputy Mayor must also be elected as councillors to be able to accept these offices.

The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and councillors you elect will serve until October 2026.

Questions? Call 1800 801 701

Postal services take a number of days, so it is important to complete and return your vote now.

Your vote must be received by 2pm on Tuesday 25 October 2022


Follow these five easy steps:

1. Get to know the candidates

Candidates were invited to provide a statement and photo for your consideration*.

Statements appear in alphabetical order but the names on the ballot papers are rotated.

The online version of this booklet contains web links where provided by candidates.

2. Record your vote

Number the boxes on each ballot paper from 1 onwards in the order of your choice.

For the election of 1 councillor, number the boxes from 1 to 4 in order of your choice, Number at least 5 boxes to make your vote count.

For the election of Mayor, number the boxes from 1 to 2 in order of your choice. Number at least one box to make your vote count.

For the election of Deputy Mayor, number the boxes from 1 to 3 in the order of your choice. Number at least one box to make your vote count.

3. Make your vote secret

Put your completed ballot papers in the ballot paper envelope, which is the smaller envelope with the wider flap, and seal it securely.

4. Validate your vote

Sign your ballot paper envelope in the box on the flap to declare that you are the voter named on this envelope and you have voted on the ballot papers in this envelope. You must sign the envelope and leave the flap attached — or your vote won’t be counted. The returning officer will remove the flap with your details on it before opening the envelope.

Then put your ballot paper envelope in the reply-paid envelope — the larger envelope — and seal it.

5. Post your vote

Post your reply paid envelope straight away (no stamp needed), or take your vote to the King Island Council office.

*Statements are reproduced substantially as supplied by candidates.


Candidate for mayor

King Island has been my home for over 36 years. I love King Island and I love contributing as a volunteer. I have just retired from a rewarding career as a teacher at the local school. After being a councillor for the last 4 years, I feel I am ready to serve my community as mayor. As a councillor, I have a proven track record. I feel that I am respected for my dedication to the Council and the community. As your mayor, I will always put King Island first. Vote 1 Ian Allan - The voice for the island.


Candidate for mayor

As a modern veteran, I will faithfully serve the best interests of King Island without bias, conflicts of interest, political or globalist agendas. I will work for and serve you, the ratepayers. It all starts with the basics of Council service delivery: 4xRs rates-roads-rubbish-regional development. Major projects and forward vision built on that foundation. Councils should otherwise stay out of our lives and deregulate where possible. I will apply my 30 years of military experience to improve Council performance and morale. Vote for freedom, healthy country living and abundant agriculture.


Candidate for deputy mayor

I'm a long-term resident with a strong understanding of the community, having worked and volunteered in many settings. I have qualifications and experience in business, governance, project management and community development. Four years as a councillor has consolidated my understanding of local government.

I'm strongly committed to community engagement, that is listening to and working with the community, in the development of a healthy sustainable environment for us all. I believe in the importance of being open, transparent and good communication.

McFIE, Duncan

Candidate for deputy mayor

With 16 years in local government, 4 of those as mayor, I want to continue to build on our achievements and attend to areas that need improvement. During this time, I have worked hard to establish strong relationships with a wide range of individuals, community and business groups as well as state and federal members of parliament and their departments.

I have learnt a great deal in my time on Council and I am keen to apply those learnings to lobby government on a range of issues including power parity, improved road networks (Council and state) and securing ongoing funding for our airport.


Candidate for deputy mayor

I, Vernon Philbey, would like to represent you in this upcoming election. I strongly feel that it is important to continue our ongoing projects for road drainage & maintenance, complete our expansion of the skatepark & barbeque area and finalise the Grassy Oval for the next football season.

I will continue to lobby the Tasmanian government regarding our shipping service and high freight costs, which affects us all, as this is the life line for the island. I hope to bring my previous experience in helping to contribute and guide the new Council in future decisions. Thank you for your support.

HELY, Anna

Candidate for councillor

I moved to King Island with my husband 5 years ago, quickly establishing deep roots. I love our small farm, co-own/manage KI Car Rental and volunteer for several organisations, having a keen interest in arts/culture and tourism. I believe tourism has a key role in providing employment opportunities for island youth. I have a genuine understanding of budgeting, achieving goals through teamwork, and the need for integrity. I believe I can provide a valuable contribution and an open-minded perspective to the challenges facing our Council. Vote 1 Anna Hely for councillor.


Candidate for councillor

Candidate statement not supplied

NOBLE, Philip

Candidate for councillor

Hi. Roads roads roads.... The Currie township, parking etc. Planning.

These are my initial interests.


Candidate for councillor

Candidate statement not supplied