Cr Geoff Morton OAM
Mayor - Diamantina Shire Council
Geoff Morton OAM was born in Adelaide in 1954 and schooled through correspondence until he was 10 years old and then went onto school at Scotch College in Melbourne where he completed senior.
Geoff has been a stockman, drover, rodeo rider, grazier, councillor and pilot.
Geoff is a fourth generation ‘Morton’ from Rosberth Station where he currently lives with his wife Bev and they have two sons. Geoff owns Rosberth Station taking it over in 2010, but managed it prior to that from 1991.
Geoff was first elected to council in 1979 and has served two terms as Mayor. Geoff has always been heavily involved in all aspects of life in his home country. Geoff has been:
- 27 years President, Betoota Race Club,
- 15 years president, Birdsville Social Club,
- 5 years Assistant Secretary, Birdsville Race Club,
- 5 years Treasurer, Birdsville Race Club,
- 4 years executive member Federal Inland Development Organisation,
- Awarded Diamantina Citizen of Year, and Diamantina Sports Administrator of Year three times.