Mayor Cr Peter Hemphill

Mayor and Strand Ward Councillor


A Newport resident, Cr Hemphill is an award-winning journalist with The Weekly Times newspaper. Now in his seventh term as a Councillor, Cr Hemphill was first elected in 1999 and served as Mayor in 2008-09 and 2015-16. This is Cr Hemphill's third term as Mayor. He is passionate about maritime history, preserving local heritage and building our sports network. He holds an Australian Institute of Company Directors diploma.

In his non-council roles, Peter was the inaugural president of the Williamstown Maritime Association and was appointed to the board of the Seaworks Foundation in 2011.