Lauren Dempsey


Stawell Ward


First elected 24 October 2020.

Councillor Lauren Dempsey has served Northern Grampians Shire Council since October 2020, and represents the Stawell Ward of our shire. Cr Dempsey commenced her introduction to local government early, when she was a member of the Youth Action Council in 2013. In 2016 Cr Dempsey was named Stawell’s Young Citizen of the Year, recognising her contribution to the community, particularly as a mental-health advocate.  

With a background in health promotion, Councillor Dempsey is a strong advocate for women and gender equality and supporting the health and wellbeing of our community. Her community interests, include:  

  • Coaching and competing in calisthenics  

  • Watching local football on the weekends 

  • Chatting with community members  

  • Promoting gender equality and empowering women  


  • Stawell Recreation Advisory Group (ex-officio)
  • Stawell Neighbourhood House
  • Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network Board of Management