Mary Duniam

Deputy Mayor Mary Duniam

First Elected: 

Current term expires: 31/10/2022

Contact details:


Ph: 03 6435 1807

Mob: 0408 126 066

Dr Duniam was elected to Waratah-Wynyard Council in October 2005 and elected to the role of Deputy Mayor in 2014. 

She currently represents Council on the Cradle Coast Authority Council Representatives Committee and is Council representative on Australia Day Awards committee, Community Activation Grants committee, Cam River Reserve Working Group committee and Somerset Sporting Precinct Working Group.

Past roles with Council have included Finance Director and Chair of the Tulip Festival, member of the WarWyn and Circular Head Resource Sharing Committee, Waratah-Wynyard Tourism Advisory Group, and Somerset Indoor Sports and Recreation Committee.

Dr Duniam is actively involved in the local community as Secretary and Past President of Rotary Club of Somerset Inc, member Somerset Christmas Pageant Committee, member of Building Somerset’s Futures and past member of Sisters Beach Community Association.  She is currently NW representative on the Tasmanian Premier’s Women’s Council, a member of AICD, ALGWA Tas, Rural Clinical School Community Advisory Board and Volunteering Tasmania.

Dr Duniam graduated with a PhD with specialisation in Local Government and Social Enterprises and was honoured as 2017 Valedictorian at Cradle Coast Campus.  She is a lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship with UTAS, and her other qualifications include B.AdVocEd Hons (UTAS), Dip IT (Project Management), Dip Business (Administration), Cert IV Assessment and Workplace Training & Assessment, and Cert IV Small Business Management (Tas TAFE).

Interests include reading, music, and family.

Council Committees:

  • Australia Day Committee
  • Cam River Reserve Working Group
  • Somerset Sporting Precinct Working Group

External Committees: 

  • Cradle Coast Authority 
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) (proxy)
  • TAS Water (proxy)