Mayor Carol Adams

Carol Adams OAM, LL.B
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 the proud recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) (General Division). This award was presented in recognition of my commitment to the Kwinana community and the economic development of the State of Western Australia.


  • Audit Committee (Chairperson)
  • Audit Committee – Independent Audit Committee Member Appointment Selection Panel
  • Executive Appraisal Committee (Chairperson)
  • Kwinana Local Recovery Committee
  • Bush Fire Advisory Committee
  • Community Funding Panel
  • Freeman Working Group
  • Kwinana Conciliation Advisory Group (Chairperson)
  • Naming of Parks, Places and Buildings Working Group
  • Cockburn Sound Management Council (Proxy)
  • Communities Industries Forum (Proxy)
  • Joint Development Assessment Panel
  • Kwinana Senior Citizens Centre (Proxy)
  • Local Government Association – South Metropolitan Zone
  • Metropolitan Regional Road Group South West Sub Group
  • South West Group Board
  • WALGA Freight Policy Forum​

External Committee/Board Representation

  • State Councillor, WA Local Government Association
    • Governance Committee Representative
    • Metropolitan Members Advisory Service Representative
  • ​​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
  • Kwinana Early Years' Service (KEYS)
  • Kwinana Citizens' Advice Bureau (Chairperson)
  • Kwinana Community Chest (Trustee)
  • Murdoch University School of Law Advisory Board
  • WA Local Government Association: Governance and Organisational Services Policy Team

Past Member

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

Representation on External Committees

  • Citizens Advice Bureau Committee
  • Kwinana Senior Citizens Centre
  • 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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