Cr Susan Chau

Susan Chau

I spent the first ten years of my life in Taiwan, the next ten years in Sydney and the next twenty years in Forbes. I consider myself very lucky to have grown up and lived in all three places. It has given me an appreciation for diversity and the ability to adapt quickly.

I love that Forbes people are warm, practical and resilient. I love that our strong sense of community binds us in tough times and in good times. Forbes has a rich tapestry of heritage and natural beauty deserving of a reputation far beyond the town. As a councillor I want to put Forbes on the map. During my term, I want to ensure the decisions the council make are informed and consistent and have the best interest of Forbes at heart.

Prior to being elected to the Council in 2016, I worked firstly as a solicitor, then as a dental practice manager. I also started a hospitality business in town but the hardest job for me to date remains being a mum to three hectic children.

In my spare time I love to travel and learn something new. I also love playing with my children and take photos of whimsical things.


BCom/LLB (USyd)

Grad Dip Legal Practice (College of Law)

Exec Cert Local Government (UTS)

Grad Cert Company Directors (AICD)



Member of Economic Development Committee

Member of Finance and Infrastructure Committee

Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Susan was elected to Council in 2016.