Office of the President

Presidentai Seal


The President of the Republic of Wynnum

Nicholas Bell


The Republic of Wynnum established the office of President in 2016 to mark its second anniversary of independence.

The appointment process is much simpler than presidential nominations and elections in other countries and designed to be significantly less expensive both for nominees and for the country.


The office of President was auctioned to the highest bidder via an eBay auction, which closed at 6pm* on Monday 11th November, the day before Independence Day in The Republic, Tuesday 12th November. Bidding starts at AUD$75.00 and the highest bidder will become the office holder. In the event that no bid is received above the minimum bid, the current President will automatically continue to serve in the position.

There are no qualifications or restrictions imposed upon the office holder, for example they are not required to be a current or previous resident of the Republic or even a Citizen of the Republic (although they will automatically become a Citizen upon taking office).

The office of President of the Republic of Wynnum has no executive power and no duties attached. The President will be able to call themselves “The President of the Republic of Wynnum” and will have access to the official flag of the Republic for official functions within the borders of the Republic (although none are arranged at this time).

Should any currency be issued or coins struck, the President will be entitled to have their image appear on any notes or coins, should they wish.

The office is held for a period of 12 months only, at which point a new President is appointed using the same process. All funds from the auction go towards the betterment of the Republic of Wynnum.

Past Presidents


President Martin Kristoffersen

Martin Kristoffersen

IN OFFICE Wednesday 14th November 2018 – Tuesday 12th November 2019

John ShepherdJohn Shepherd

IN OFFICE Sunday 12th November 2017 – Tuesday 13th November 2018

President MerrimanYvonne Merriman

IN OFFICE Saturday 12th November 2016 – Saturday 11th November 2017