Nadia Saleh is one of three Muslims elected to the Roselands ward in Sydney.
The mother-of-four is also the first Sydney councilor to wear a hijab in public.
‘When I first arrived at Australia, I struggled to raise my kids. I struggled to ask for support,’ she told SBS program once upon a time in Punchbowl in 2014, in which she did not wear a hijab.
Mrs. Saleh joins a small group of Muslim politicians in Australia, which includes federal MPs Ed Husic and Anne Aly, and NSW upper house member Shaoquett Moselmane, who also hails from Lebanon.