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Buloke Shire has seven elected Councillors, including a Mayor and Deputy Mayor, representing the Shire’s three electoral wards.

Collectively, they are responsible for making decisions about local issues and representing the interests of the Buloke Shire community.

Mayor, Cr Carolyn Stewart (Mount Jeffcott Ward)

Mobile: 0488 032 063 Email:

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Cr Stewart is undertaking her first term as Councillor. A Buloke resident for over 18 years and living in Buckrabanyule, Carolyn is balancing ownership of a cropping and grazing property with both parenthood and her teaching job. She is also a qualified accountant who is keen to see our economy strengthen to provide opportunities for the community including youth.She was elected Mayor in November 2018.

Deputy Mayor, Cr Daryl Warren (Mount Jeffcott Ward)

Mobile: 0427 194 422 Email:

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Cr Warren is a first term Councillor. Daryl has worked in Local Government and is a highly active community member in Buloke. Living in Donald, he has been a key driver for many local projects and initiatives and has a strong focus on financial sustainability. He has served as Deputy Mayor from November 2017.

Cr Graeme Milne (Mount Jeffcott Ward)

Mobile: 0419 126 911 Email:

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Cr Milne is serving his second term as Councillor. An active community member living and working in Watchem. Graeme is passionate about growing our towns and areas, both big and small, by working together.

Cr David Pollard (Lower Avoca Ward) 

Mobile: 0458 918 638 Email:

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Cr Pollard is currently serving a third term as Councillor. David has a long history of volunteerism including with the CFA and Ambulance Victoria. He farms land between Charlton and Wycheproof and also enjoys a love of the arts. David has served three terms as Mayor from November 2011, 2016 and 2017.

Cr John Shaw (Lower Avoca Ward)
*Leave of absence until 14 August 2019. 

Mobile: 0488 034 182  Email:

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Cr Shaw is a first term Councillor. He has a varied work background from education to engineering to hospitality. Living and running a business in Charlton he is an active member of the Rotary Club of Charlton and a local theatre group.

Cr Ellen White (Mallee Ward)

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Cr White is currently serving her third term on Council. Ellen is a farmer from Towaninnie and always strives for improvement for Buloke. She is passionate about mitigating for climate change as well as social justice and inclusion.

Cr David Vis (Mallee Ward)

Mobile: 0488 032 723 Email: 

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A first term Councillor, Cr Vis has lived in Sea Lake for 12 years. He is passionate about the area and works hard to grow Buloke communities whilst focusing on business and tourism growth. He has been a member of Advance Sea Lake and is passionate about ensuring his community is heard.