Darebin City is bounded by the Merri Creek to the west and the Darebin Creek to the east.
It is a large, diverse municipality to the north of the central business district that incorporates a mix of residential, industrial and retail areas. The city includes La Trobe University and Northland Shopping Centre.
The main industries include paper and paper products manufacturing.
More than 35% of Darebin's residents were born overseas and more than 40% can speak a language other than English. One in five is over 60.
Darebin is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Alphington, Bundoora, Coburg, Coburg North, Fairfield, Keon Park, Kingsbury, Macleod, Northcote, Preston, Regent West, Reservoir and Thornbury.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Darebin City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 9 Councillors.
Councillors are elected through proportional representation voting. Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Cazaly - Cr Julie Williams
Cazaly - Cr Steph Amir
Cazaly - Cr Lina Messina
La Trobe - Cr Gaetano Greco
La Trobe - Cr Tim Laurence
La Trobe - Cr Susanne Newton - Deputy Mayor
Rucker - Cr Trent McCarthy
Rucker - Cr Kim Le Cerf
Rucker - Cr Susan Rennie - Mayor
Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031
Source: Victoria Grants Commission.
The figures in the bottom two rows of the table show combined one-off and ongoing funding received by council from both the Federal and State Governments. It is important to note that this amount can change significantly from year to year as individual government funding programs change and natural events such as fires and floods occur.
Data shows the amount allocated in respect of the relevant financial year. In some years, that amount will vary from the payments received that year, as a result of the Commonwealth "bringing forward" some payments.
|Recurrent Expenditure ($)||156.299m||145.075m||140.692m||136.934m||137.031m||127.711m||132.728m||115.613m||108.568m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||172.423m||171.219m||161.130m||157.604m||157.343m||145.836m||135.050m||127.470m||120.910m|
|- Rates and Charges||122.810m||118.985m||113.848m||107.761m||100.748m||94.767m||89.490m||84.330m||74.340m|
|- VGC Grants||4.160m||4.501m||4.790m||4.942m||4.999m||4.786m||4.749m||4.631m||4.488m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants