Helen Burnet

Deputy Lord Mayor and Councillor, Hobart City Council

"Hobart is changing. The Greens believe that our city can prosper, without losing the things we love about this place." - Helen Burnet

Let’s create better connections to each other, easier ways to travel, thriving businesses, a well-supported arts industry, and protect stunning natural places like our Mountain, and our waterways, bushland and parks.

With thoughtful attention to planning and housing we can make sure everyone is included and cared for. We have people with abundant creativity, grit and goodwill – our City’s future is bright if we choose active and collaborative leaders.

I look forward to representing you as Deputy Lord Mayor and Councillor.


Helen has been an active campaigner and promoter of Hobart, having been elected to council in 2005. She is passionate about the people of Hobart’s connections to others and to this place, and supports the Community Vision for the city.

At a community level, Helen has promoted a diverse array of interests during her time on Council. These include leading the discussion on changing the date for a more inclusive Australia Day, support for same sex marriage and an apology for the Salamanca arrests, welcoming refugees and celebrating difference.

Planning, Building and land use are other areas of interest. Helen has a health background having worked for over 20 years at the Royal Hobart Hospital. She believes that there are many things that local government can do to reduce impacts of chronic disease, by designing cities well and offering a suite of healthy choices, including active transport such as linked up transport modes and safe bike and pedestrian options.

Hero image credit: Peter Mathew

Contact Helen

Helen Burnet

GPO Box 1132
Hobart TAS 7001

Phone 0417 284 267