Elected Members

Elected Members (Councillors) are elected to represent the interests of residents and ratepayers, provide community leadership and guidance, and facilitate communication between the community and the Council. The Wudinna District Council currently has 6 Councillors:

Cr Eleanor Scholz (Mayor)
Cr Naomi Scholz  (Deputy Mayor)
Cr Richard DuBois
Cr Newton Luscombe
Cr Liz Habermann
Cr Matthew Cook

(For information about the role of elected members, see below.)


Every four years, as set by the State Electoral Office, nominations are called for Councillors to serve on the Wudinna District Council. If the number of nominations received exceed the number of seats, an election is held. Voting in a local government election is not compulsory.

Council Elections were held in September 2022. At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Tuesday 6 September 2022, the following nominations were received and accepted for this election. In accordance with the Local Government (Elections) Act 1999, a draw was held to determine the order of candidate names to appear on the ballot paper. The result of the draw and profiles of each of the candidates are printed below. This information is provided by the candidate and neither the returning officer nor Wudinna District Council takes responsibility or bears liability for the information contained within.

Election of 7 Area Councillors
At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Tuesday 6 September 2022, the number of candidates was not more than the number of vacancies and the following people were duly elected. A supplementary election will be held for the 1 unfilled vacancy.

COOK, Matthew William




SCHOLZ, Eleanor


Responsibilities of Councillors

The responsibilities of Councillors include keeping in touch with electors, attending meetings and coordinating community activities.


For the 2022-2026 term, Wudinna District Council Councillors will receive an allowance of $7,192 per year. The Mayor will receive an allowance of $28,768 per year and the Deputy Mayor will receive $8,990 per year. These allowances are prescribed by an independent Remuneration Tribunal and are subject to periodic adjustments each year.

Mayor / Deputy Mayor

The Mayor is the primary representative of our District. The Mayor of the Wudinna District Council is Cr Eleanor Scholz. The Deputy Mayor is Cr Naomi Scholz.

Further Information

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of Elected Members, contact Council's Chief Executive Officer, visit the SA Local Government Association's web site at www.lga.sa.gov.au, or visit the website - 'How Councils Work: A guide to the Rules'.

Elected Member Registers

Please see links for current Registers related to Elected Members

Register of Interests

Register of Allowances, Benefits & Training