Sydney’s Aldermen provides biographical information on aldermen and councillors elected to serve on the City of Sydney Council since 1842. Research is ongoing into the other councils that have been absorbed within the boundaries of the City of Sydney local government area since 1842. Biographical information about these aldermen will gradually be added to this website.

More than 400 aldermen and councillors have served on the Municipal Council of Sydney since it was incorporated in 1842. This website provides information about all former aldermen and councillors with details of their local government service history, occupation, family background, community involvement and parliamentary service.

Sydney’s Aldermen is a work in progress. We will update and refine each biography as new information comes to hand, both through ongoing research within the City’s History unit and the City’s Archives, and through contributions from interested members of the public.

If you see information that is incomplete or incorrect and you can clarify or provide additional information, we would be very happy to hear from you.