Councillor Amy Johnson


Amy Johnson was first elected to represent the North Ward of Ballarat City Council in October 2012.


Cr Johnson has been extremely active since; her hard work in the North Ward was reflected in a strong primary vote at the October 2016 election.


Ballarat’s youngest ever female Councillor, Cr Johnson has a strong focus on city activation, fiscal responsibility, arts and events, and community health.


Cr Johnson is motivated by a desire to ensure growth in the municipality is matched by appropriate services and infrastructure. As a dedicated board member of Commerce Ballarat, job creation is a priority, as is the focus on attracting new industry and businesses that will stimulate the local economy and result in an improved lifestyle for residents.


Passionate in her commitment to community development, Cr Johnson serves on many committees including her role as Chair of the Positive Aging Committee.


Cr Johnson has a Bachelor of Health Science, majoring in health promotion and community development. She has worked as a health promotion practitioner and was educated at Ballarat Grammar School. Cr Johnson now runs her own social media marketing business, Austrend Media


In addition to her considerable contribution as a Councillor, Cr Johnson serves the wider community through her involvement in the Rotary Club of Wendouree Breakfast.


Cr Johnson is a Community Development Portfolio Councillor.



  • Commerce Ballarat
  • Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
  • MAV Rural South Central Region Group
  • Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA)
  • CEO Performance Review Special Committee
  • Ballarat West Town Common
  • Coghills Creek/Glendaruel Cemetery
  • Learmonth Cemetery
  • Ballarat Aquatic Centre Committee
  • Brown Hill Hall Committee
  • Cardigan Village Community Centre Advisory Committee
  • Community Safety Advisory Committee
  • Intercultural Advisory Committee
  • Positive Ageing Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Western Highway Action Group
  • Active Transport Working Group
  • Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA)