Morningside Ward

The Morningside Ward includes the suburbs of Balmoral, Bulimba, Hawthorne, Morningside, Norman Park, Seven Hills and parts of Camp Hill.

To receive news and events happening in the Morningside Ward, email your full name, street address, and a request to be included in The Morningside Ward monthly email to

Councillor Kara Cook

Kara Cook has been the Councillor for Morningside since January 2018 and is committed to being a strong voice for the local community.

Kara grew up in Regional Queensland learning the value of a strong community. Kara and her husband Josh, and their three children live in Morningside and have been local residents for over 10 years.

Before becoming Councillor, Kara’s background in Law lead her to specialise in Domestic Violence, having founded Australia’s first expert domestic violence law firm, Cook Legal. Kara is also a committed volunteer in fundraising for domestic violence organisations and the Cancer Council Queensland. As the former Vice President at the Queensland Law Society and Principal Solicitor of the Women’s Legal Service in Queensland, Kara will fight for her local community on the issues that are important to the Morningside Ward.

Kara holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Management. Kara has been awarded; the Women Lawyers Association of Qld Emergent Woman Lawyer of the Year, one of the YMCAs 125 Leading Women, the Law Council of Australia’s Australian Young Lawyer of the Year, one of the Courier Mail 50 Best and Brightest in Queensland, one of the Lawyers Weekly 30 Best Lawyers under 30 and in 2017 National Mumprenuer of the Year in the Emerging Category.

As the Councillor for the Morningside Ward, Kara is a strong supporter of her local community groups and is a member of a number of local community organisations, including Beelarong Community Farm and the South East Brisbane Chamber of Commerce.

Kara is committed to fighting for the local area of Morningside Ward on key issues like transport and traffic congestion, over-development and for better local infrastructure.

Kara is the Shadow Chair of the City Planning and Suburban Renewal Committee, and also serves as a member of the Economic Development and the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Committee.

Contact Ward Office

Ward office location and contact details.
Morningside Ward Office
Councillor Kara Cook
Ground Floor, 63 Oxford Street
Bulimba Qld 4171

Office hours: 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday 

Phone: 07 3407 8200
Fax: 07 3407 8205


Last updated: 13 June 2022

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