Alderman Rebecca Want de Rowe

Richardson Ward

Alawa, Brinkin, Leanyer, Lee Point, Lyons, Nakara, Tiwi, Wagaman and Wanguri.

Mobile: 0414 893 733



  • Kalymnos Sister Cities Community Committee
  • Environment and Infrastructure Services Committee
  • Town Planning Committee

About Me

Rebecca was born in Royal Darwin Hospital and raised in Leanyer where she attended Leanyer Primary School and then Sanderson High School.

Rebecca spent a year travelling around Europe before heading back to study architectural drafting at Charles Darwin University. After three years, Rebecca found that it was not the profession she was after; she needed a job where she could get out and talk to people and found her skills were better used as a union organiser with the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association, where she worked for three years. She was then promoted to work for the Australia Council of Trade Unions as a Campaign Coordinator for the Your Rights at Work Campaign.

After a successful campaign Rebecca went on to work for Federal MP, Damian Hale but soon decided that it was time for another trip. Rebecca spent seven months around South America before returning and starting a career in real estate.

Rebecca decided to run for Council because she felt the community needed a young representative who had energy and drive, something she felt was lacking in the previous council.

Rebecca resides in Wanguri with her husband, Kent Rowe and their son, William Rowe, who was born earlier this year. Rebecca’s focus on council is animal management, parks and playgrounds. Rebecca believes in keeping in touch with her ward and she does this by doing a regular newsletter and by hosting an information stall at Hibiscus Shopping Centre (Leanyer) on the first Saturday of every month from 10am to 12noon.

Rebecca encourages people to get in contact with her should they have any issues. Rebecca believes a good Alderman is contactable 7 days a week and she strives to work hard to represent the community to the best of her ability.