Helen Burnet

Alderman, Hobart City Council

Helen is a committed advocate for social justice and our built and natural environment. Since being elected to Hobart City Council in 2005, she has championed a broad range of social and environmental issues affecting the Tasmanian community, including people-focussed urban design, regional planning, care of waterways, heritage and the arts.

Helen is a committed advocate for social justice and our built and natural environment. 

Since being elected to Hobart City Council in 2005, she has championed a broad range of social and environmental issues affecting the Tasmanian community, including people-focussed urban design, regional planning, care of waterways, heritage and the arts.

One of her main concerns is the impact of problem gambling on the community and local economy. She continues to advocate for greater legislative control of poker machines, having seen the ongoing devastating social and economic impacts on Tasmanian communities.

Helen has worked in public health since moving to Tasmania in 1994. She is a qualified Podiatrist and has managed public Podiatry services across Tasmania. She has been able to apply her interest in preventative health care both in her role as a Podiatrist, and as an elected representative of Council, advocating for such things as public infrastructure that provides both active transport and recreation, and engaged communities.

Helen also volunteers on a wide range of not-for-profit boards including Diabetes Tasmania, the Migrant Resource Centre, the Tasmanian Peace Trust, and the Maritime Museum of Tasmania.

She enjoys walking, bike-riding, meeting people, and traveling throughout Tasmania and beyond.

She has 2 adult children and lives in Hobart with her partner.