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The Minister for Planning and Local Government, the Hon Peter Gutwein MP, has suspended the Glenorchy City Council’s Aldermen for a period of six months effective from 12:00 midnight 8 February 2017. Any questions or queries please contact directly Glenorchy City Council or send an email to or phone Customer Service 03 6216 6800

Harry Quick – Deputy Mayor

Personal Background and History


Alderman Quick was elected to Council in 2014.


Alderman Quick was born in Melbourne and educated in Victoria and South Australia.

He moved to Tasmania in 1961 with his parents; his father being the Presbyterian Minister at St Mathew's Church in Glenorchy.

He began his teaching career in 1965 at Geeveston District School and after 23 years teaching, including time in South Australia on exchange and New South Wales as part of the national Disadvantaged Schools Programme, he resigned and took up a role as Electorate Officer for Senator Michael Tate.

He worked at this job until he won a seat in the House of Representatives in 1993 for the Federal seat of Franklin. He retired from this office in 2007 after fifteen years of service.

Alderman Quick has volunteered with St John Ambulance as a driver and with Scouts Tasmania on their state Executive.


Current Council Representation

Alderman Quick is Council’s representative on the following committees and working groups:

  • Glenorchy Youth Task Force;
  • Goodwood Community Centre Management Committee;
  • Cycling South; and
  • Glenorchy Planning Authority.