The full list of local candidates

Central Highlands Regional Council



  • Peter Maguire*


  • Pickersgill, Kevin
  • Howard, Justin
  • Harrold, Kerry
  • Cominos, Victor
  • Gilliland, Craig
  • Currie, Julie
  • Watkins, John
  • Sypher, Gai
  • Godwin-Smith, Gail
  • Boland, Julie
  • Cracknell, Kev
  • Rolfe, Ross*
  • Maundrell, Peter
  • Peters, Ted
  • Stewart, RJ
  • Burnett, Larissa
  • Schwarz, Patti*
  • Bell, Paul*
  • Nixon, Gail*
  • Hayes, Kerry*
  • Brimblecombe, Charlie
  • Anderson, Lester
  • Haylock, Peter*
  • * denotes sitting councillor


Isaac Regional Council


  • Cedric Marshall*
  • Baker, Anne
  • Crawford, Ann
  • Oakes, Bob
  • Routledge, Joyce


  • Appleton, Dale*


  • Wheeler, Nick
  • Lawson, Simon
  • Fox, Lizabeth


  • Chant, Christopher
  • Lacey, Gina*


  • Freeleagus, Peter
  • Huggett, Matthew
  • McFarlan, Christine


  • Ferguson, Roger*
  • Vea Vea, Kelly


  • Stranks, Barbara
  • Luke, Leanne


  • Pickels, Jane


  • Bethel, Geoffrey*
  • Woolnough, Tim
  • Ford, Lyall


Barcaldine Regional Council


  • Rob Chandler*
  • Cole, Anthony
  • Skinn, Dorothy


  • Bettiens, Gary*
  • Clews, Irene
  • Cowper, Andrew*
  • De Landelles, Sidney
  • Fogarty, Gerry
  • Glindemann, Russ*
  • Gray, Jenni*
  • Jansen, Richard
  • Kerrigan, David
  • Mitchell, Phillip
  • Moll, Gregory
  • Peoples, Gary
  • Rogers, Milynda

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Cattle duffers steal 265 head from CQ property

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Paint the town maroon

Central Highlands mayor Kerry Hayes

The Central Highlands is turning maroon

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Capella Show. Photo Matthew Holdsworth / CQ News

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