The first local government in Australia was formed on 31 October 1840 with the election of nineteen councillors to the new Adelaide Corporation, followed by the councillors' election of a mayor. The first mayor was James Hurtle Fisher and the first council meeting was held on 4 November 1840.
|1||James Hurtle Fisher||1840–1842|
|3||City managed as Government Department||1843–1849|
|4||City managed by Commissioners||1849–1852|
|5||James Hurtle Fisher||1852|
|6||James Hurtle Fisher||1852–1854|
|10||Edmund William Wright||1859|
|15||Henry Robert Fuller||1866–1869|
|16||Judah Moss Solomon||1869–1871|
|17||Adolph Heinrich Friedrich Bartels||1871–1873|
|18||William Dixon Allott||1873–1874|
|22||William Christie Buik||1878–1879|
|23||Edwin Thomas Smith||1879–1882|
|24||Henry Robert Fuller||1882–1883|
|26||Edwin Thomas Smith||1886–1887|
|27||Sir Edwin Thomas Smith||1887–1888|
|30||Frederick William Bullock||1891–1892|
|33||Arthur Wellington Ware||1898–1901|
|38||Sir John Lavington Bonython||1911–1913|
|39||Alfred Allen Simpson||1913–1915|
|41||Charles Richmond Glover||1917–1919|
Lord mayors (since 1919)
The Official styled title of the Lord Mayor of Adelaide is The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Adelaide.
The styled title The Right Honourable, (which has no connection with the Privy Council) attaches to the title of Lord Mayor, and not to their names, and is relinquished upon leaving office.
|41||Charles Richmond Glover||1919|
|42||Frank Beaumont Moulden||1919–1921|
|44||Charles Richmond Glover||1923–1925|
|46||Sir John Lavington Bonython||1927–1930|
|47||Charles Richmond Glover||1930–1933|
|53||Arthur Ernest William Short||1949–1950|
|58||, Sir John Glover||1960–1963|
|59||James Campbell Irwin||1963–1966|
|60||Walter Lewis Bridgland||1966–1968|
|61||Robert Evelyn Porter||1968–1971|
|71||Henry Jacques Ninio||1993–1997|
- "Lord Mayors and Mayors of the City of Adelaide" (PDF). adelaidecitycouncil.com.au. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 January 2013.
- "History of the Council". adelaidecitycouncil.com. Archived from the original on 12 December 2013.
- Until the widower Bonython remarried in December 1912, his sister Mrs H. A. Parsons served as acting Mayoress at official functions.
- A. E. W. Short died within 3 weeks of assuming office
- Glover (Family); Glover, Charles Peter, 1828-1881; Glover, Hannah, 1830-1913; Glover, C.R.J. (Charles Richmond John), 1870-1936; Glover, Charles John, Sir, 1902-1969; Glover, C. J. M (1840), Glover family, retrieved 16 August 2019CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)