Mayor Tom Tate's health is on the up after going in for bowel cancer surgery.
Acting mayor Donna Gates said the procedure on Wednesday night was a success.
"I understand that the mayor will be released from hospital this morning, and he's recovering very well," she said.
It's unclear when Cr Tate will return to the city's top job, after taking indefinite leave to recover from the operation, physically and emotionally.
But Cr Gates does expect him to be fit and firing for the annual Mayor's Christmas Carols on December 2, which will be headlined by ARIA award-winning artist Christine Anu.
"The mayor always sings a carol, so it's worth tuning in," she said.