Mayor Carol Adams

Her Worship the Mayor​

P: ​9419 1603

Term expires: 2021


I have lived in Kwinana for over 20 years and I am very passionate about the City. I was first elected to Council in May 1997 and my current term expires in October 2021.

I was elected Deputy Mayor in 2005 and became the [then] Town's first female Mayor in May 2006. I have a keen interest in the careful economic development of Kwinana as well as improving the local image and ensuring we have excellent facilities and services available for our growing community to use and enjoy.

I hold a Bachelor of Laws and practiced in most jurisdictions until July 2011 when I transitioned to the important role of full time Mayor. I am a graduate of the Australian institute of Company Directors.​

In June 2019 I was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (General Division) in recognition of my services to the community of Kwinana and the economic development of Perth as a member of several key boards and committees whilst on Council.


  • Audit Committee (Chairperson)
  • Audit Committee – Independent Audit Committee Member Appointment Selection Panel
  • Executive Appraisal Committee (Chairperson)
  • Kwinana Local Recovery Committee
  • Kwinana Local Economic Subcommittee (Chairperson)
  • Community Funding Panel
  • Freeman Working Group
  • Kwinana Conciliation Action Group (Co Chairperson)
  • Naming of Parks, Places and Buildings Working Group

External Committee/Board Representation

  • State Councillor, WA Local Government Association
    • Governance and Organisation Service Policy Team (Chairperson)
  • ​​​South Metropolitan Zone of WALGA (representative)
  • ​South West Group Representative
  • Westport Taskforce Reference Group
  • Connecting Communities for Children (Joint Commissioning Committee)
  • ​Gilmore College Independent School Board (member)
  • ​Kwinana Early Years' Service (KEYS) (Vice Chairperson)
  • Kwinana Citizens' Advice Bureau (Chairperson)
  • Kwinana Community Chest (Trustee)
  • Murdoch University School of Law Advisory Board (member)

Past Member

  • ​Metropolitan Commissioner – WA Grants Commission
  • Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority
  • WA Super
  • ​Local Government Standards Panel

Representation on External Committees

  • Citizens Advice Bureau Committee
  • Local Government Association – South Metropolitan Zone
  • Western Australian Local Government Association Freight Policy Forum
  • Western Australian Local Government Association – Annual General Meeting​
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