Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) elections

Updated: 15 October 2019

Torres Strait Regional Authority by-election for Ugar Island ward

Voting for the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA) Ugar Island ward by-election was completed on Saturday 12 October 2019. Voting was open to Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people aged 18 or over who were correctly enrolled at an address within the Ugar Island ward. Please see the table below for results.

Ward Election Status Elected Member

Ugar Island



Statement of Results

Contact information

Mr David Stuart, Returning Officer
Australian Electoral Commission
Floor 2, Commonwealth Centre
104 Grafton St, Cairns City
Telephone: 07 3834 3431

Torres Strait Regional Authority
46 Victoria Parade, Thursday Island
Telephone: 07 4069 0700
Toll-free: 1800 079 093
Fax: 07 4069 1879
Email: Governance&

Casual vacancy in Boigu Island ward

A casual vacancy for the Boigu Island ward of the Torres Strait Regional Authority was filled on 30 August 2019. Details of the successful candidate and the process followed can be found in the statement of proceedings and results.

Background on Torres Strait Regional Authority elections

Elections are held every four years for all 20 TSRA wards. Members are elected from Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal people entitled to vote in their TSRA ward.

The wards are Badu Island, Bamaga, Boigu Island, Dauan Island, Erub Island, Hammond Island, Iama Island, Kubin, Mabuiag Island, Masig Island, Mer Island, Ngurapai and Muralag, Port Kennedy, Poruma Island, Saibai Island, Seisia, St Pauls, TRAWQ, Ugar Island and Warraber Island.

The most recent general election for TSRA Board members was conducted on Saturday 30 July 2016.

Results for recent elections can be found here:

More information about the operations of the TSRA can be found at the Authority’s website.

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