Paddington Ward

The Paddington Ward comprises the suburbs of Auchenflower, Bardon, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Milton, Paddington, Petrie Terrace, Red Hill, and parts of Bowen Hills and Toowong.

Councillor Seal Chong Wah

Seal was elected as the Councillor for the Paddington Ward in March 2024, has lived in the area for decades and loves raising her kids in this diverse community.

Seal is excited to represent the vibrant mix of suburbs within the Paddington Ward which offers unique historical character, a diverse community plus the rich culture of First Nations Peoples. The community is fortunate to be on the doorstep of Victoria/Barrambin Park which means ‘windy place’. The park holds significant sacred First Nations history and is the ‘green lungs’ of our city.

Seal was previously an Executive Committee Member of Kelvin Grove State College’s P&C and the secretary of the P&C at Kelvin Grove State College. She maintains strong ties to various volunteer and advocacy groups, driven by her passion for collaborating on initiatives that seek positive outcomes and strengthen community bonds.

Seal is a proud woman of colour, of Chinese and European/Australian heritage, who is committed to advocating for ecological sustainability, social justice, grassroots participatory democracy in decision making, peace and non violence.

Before her election, she previously worked in I.T. and has studied a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts majoring in Illustration at Queensland College of Art. She is solution focused and has the desire to create a healthy and happy Paddington Ward community.

Seal currently serves on both the City Planning and Suburban Renewal Committee and the Community and the Arts Committee.

Contact Ward Office

Paddington Ward Office
44 Latrobe Terrace
Paddington Qld 4064

Office hours: 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Phone: 07 3403 2520
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