Mayor Robby Walsh

Mayor Robby Walsh

First Elected: 1986 (First Elected mayor in 2011)

Current term expires: 31/10/2022

Contact details:


Ph: 03 64350705

Mob: 0429 422 857

Cr Walsh was first elected to Wynyard Council in 1986 – serving as an elected member through the amalgamation process with Waratah Council.

In 1994 Cr Walsh chose not to contest the re-election – committing his time to his 24 year career with Forestry Tasmania.

After deciding to nominate for Council again in 2005, he was elected as a Councillor that year, then as Deputy Mayor in 2007. In February 2011 Cr Walsh was elected as Mayor of Waratah-Wynyard Council, and has held the position continuously since that time, making him Waratah-Wynyard’s longest serving Mayor.

Mayor Walsh’s hobbies include breeding and exhibiting poultry. He is a competitive Equine Endurance rider,  an avid tractor collector and a serious tractor pulling competitor.

Council Committees:

  • Australia Day Committee

Ex-officio member:

  • Sisters Beach Working Group
  • Wynyard Showgrounds Working Group
  • Integrated Environmental Plan Working Group
  • Cam River Reserve Working Group
  • Somerset Sporting Precinct Working Group
  • Boat Harbour Beach Masterplan Working Group

External Committees: 

  • Cradle Coast Authority
  • Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT)
  • TasWater
  • Bush Watch Western District Committee