About Me


I’m running for Area Councillor because I’m passionate about Adelaide’s future. I first began working in the city more than 10 years ago and since that time I have seen Adelaide undergo an exciting transformation, but there is still lots of work to do.

We need strong voices on Council who will stand up for residents and ratepayers and fight for us to realise our potential as one of the world’s great small cities.

My vision is for an Adelaide that is a leader in sustainability, creativity and social justice. A city for all of us. 

I’ve spent my working life standing up for our community and am committed to public service. I started my career as a policy advocate in the youth sector, where I campaigned for the rights of young people in juvenile detention. Later as an Adelaide City Councillor, I stood with community groups in promoting dignity and compassion for the city’s homeless and secured a record investment in greening our city streets.

As a Senator for our state, I fought to stop BP’s drilling in the Great Australian Bight and campaigned for local jobs in advanced manufacturing and renewables.

You can read more about my record here. 


I hold a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours), a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in politics and sociology) and a Graduate Certificate in Journalism. I also have experience working in the media as a radio journalist and at Flinders University as a casual academic.

I am now working on professional staff at the University of Adelaide. I’m 34 and live as an owner-occupier in the South Ward of the city.

It would be an honour to represent the people of Adelaide once again as your Councillor. If elected, I have the passion, energy and experience to hit the ground running to deliver positive change for our city.

If you have any questions about my candidacy don’t hesitate to get in touch. I can be reached on: 0413 972 398 or simms.robert@outlook.com



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