Hobart is the nation’s second oldest and southern most Capital City, settled in 1804. The City’s population live, work and play in a thriving community offering a range of lifestyle choices.

The City of Hobart nestles between the natural beauty of Mt Wellington and the Derwent. River. The estuary and deep water harbour has established a rich maritime history that continues today with Hobart providing the destination for one of the world’s toughest blue water classics, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and the homeport for Australia’s only icebreaker, Aurora Australis in voyaging to Antarctica. It is the southernmost port of call for many overseas cruise liners.

Hobart has an appealing blend of heritage and lifestyle, scenery and cultural events. It is an exciting environment featuring top class accommodation and restaurants that maximise the value and quality of the local produce. A range of events and activities take place in Sullivans Cove amidst the wonderful Georgian architecture.

Visitors to Hobart enjoy four seasons and have easy access to a range of experiences including internationally recognised tourist icons such as Wineglass Bay at Freycinet on Tasmania’s East Coast, Port Arthur to the South, the rugged West Coast World wilderness and heritage areas and the world’s best wild brown trout fishery in the Central Highlands.

Lord Mayor Profile

Lord Mayor Sue Hickey

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In 2014 Sue was elected as Lord Mayor of Hobart, the second female Lord Mayor for the City elected 18 years after the reign of the previous female Lord Mayor, Doone Kennedy (1986-1996).

Sue Hickey is a passionate and committed Tasmanian with extensive business experience. As the Managing Director of a company founded 23 years ago, Slick Promotions Pty Ltd, Sue understands the complexities of establishing and running a small business.

Sue is the 2007 Telstra Tasmanian Businesswoman of the Year, the 2007 Yellow Pages Businesswoman of the Year. Other accreditations include:

  • Master of Business and Administration (MBA) Utas
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute
  • Certified Practicing Marketer
  • Certificate in Digital Marketing.

In 2011, Sue was elected as an Alderman of the Hobart City Council and is on the following committees:

  • Audit
  • Strategic Governance
  • Marketing and Events
  • Tourism and Festivals
  • Community Development
  • Christmas Carols
  • Chair of the Christmas Pageant.

As a Past President of The Rotary Club of Hobart, Sue has a 33 year history with many not-for-profit organisations emanating from her time as Miss Tasmania (1979) and she was recently awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship for her work with Rotary. Sue is also a Board member of the Glenorchy Community Fund.

Sue has held several Directorships of private and not-for-profit boards and Sue contributes to the small business and corporate sector, an area she considers her specialty.

Sue is passionate about the community sector. She believes that not-for-profit and service organisations save our City millions of dollars every year through their volunteer work, providing assistance that governments can simply not stretch their resources to do. These organisations are the glue of our society providing the support, networks and fellowships that make a huge difference to the lives of so many people.