Cr Amy Johnson

Photo of Cr Amy Johnson (Deputy Mayor)

About Councillor Johnson

Amy Johnson is a North Ward Councillor (since 2012) and her interests include family and children’s services, maintaining a strong local economy, supporting business, and fostering a strong arts and events community in Ballarat.

She was the Deputy Mayor for three terms from 2020 - 2023.

In the 2020 local government elections, Cr Johnson achieved the highest primary vote among all 28 candidates standing for election.

She has extensive experience as a non-executive director across government and not-for-profit sectors, in a statutory and advisory board capacity. Cr Johnson has completed the Company Directors Course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, as well as the Company Directors Course Update on two occasions, to ensure her governance knowledge remains up to date.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Science, majoring in Health Promotion and Community Development and as a result is particularly interested in public health and working toward the best outcomes for the whole of our community.

Cr Johnson lives in Ballarat North with her partner Carl and daughters Audrey and Evelyn.

Current Committees

  • Planning Delegated Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Coghill’s Creek / Glendaruel Cemetery (as Trustee)
  • Learmonth Cemetery (as Trustee)
  • Ballarat Heritage Advisory Committee 
  • Disability Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
  • MAV Rural South Central Region Group

General enquires

Community members with matters they would like to raise with councillors should first contact the City of Ballarat Customer Service team on 5320 5500 or submit a report using the Snap Send Solve app or using the Report an Issue Online form in the first instance to ensure the matter is logged accordingly.

Get in touch

To contact the deputy mayor directly, send an email to or call 0417 018 369