East Gippsland Shire, in south-east Victoria, covers the second largest area in Victoria.
The Shire includes an extensive coastline, a major lakes and river system, rugged high country, extensive national parks and state forests. About 75% of the Shire is public land held as National and State reserves. The commercial centre is Bairnsdale, a three-hour drive from Melbourne.
The shire's economy is based on tourism, agriculture, horticulture, forestry and fishing.
The main industries include oil and gas extraction, agriculture.
Population is centred around the Gippsland Lakes area. Together with the Buchan Caves, these are a great attraction to visitors and retirees.
East Gippsland is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Anglers Rest, Bairnsdale, Bairnsdale East, Bellbird Creek, Bemm River, Benambra, Bendoc, Bengworden, Bete Bolong, Bete Bolong North, Bindi, Bingo Munji, Bonang, Boole Poole, Broadlands, Brodribb River, Brookville, Bruthen, Buchan, Buchan South, Buldah, Bullumwaal, Bumberrah, Bundara, Butchers Ridge, Cabanandra, Cabbage Tree Creek, Calulu, Cann River, Cape Conran, Cassilis, Chandlers Creek, Clifton Creek, Club Terrace, Cobbannah, Cobberas, Cobungra, Combienbar, Corringle, Dartmouth, Deddick Valley, Delegate River East, Dellicknora, Deptford, Doctors Flat, Double Bridges, Eagle Point, Ellaswood, Ensay, Ensay North, Erinunderra, Fairy Dell, Fernbank, Flaggy Creek, Forge Creek, Gelantipy, Genoa, Gipsy Point, Glen Valley, Glen Wills, Glenaladale, Goon Nure, Goongerah, Granite Rock, Haydens Bog, Hillside, Hinnomunjie, Hollands Landing, Iguana Creek, Jarrahmond, Johnsonville, Kalimna, Kalimna West, Lake Bunga, Lake Tyers, Lake Tyers Beach, Lakes Entrance, Lindenow, Lindenow South, Lochend, Lucknow, Mallacoota, Manorina, Maramingo Creek, Marlo, Marthavale, Melwood, Merrijig, Metung, Mitta Mitta, Mossiface, Mount Taylor, Murrindal, Nariel Valley, Newlands Arm, Newmerella, Nicholson, Noorinbee, Noorinbee North, Nowa Nowa, Nungurner, Nunniong, Nurran, Nyerimilang, Ocean Grange, Omeo, Omeo Valley, Orbost, Paynesville, Raymond Island, Reedy Creek, Sarsfield, Shannonvale, Simpsons Creek, Stirling, Suggan Buggan, Swan Reach, Swifts Creek, Tabberabbera, Tambo Crossing, Tambo Upper, Tamboon, The Fingerboards, Timbarra, Tom Groggin, Tonghi Creek, Tongio, Toorloo Arm, Tostaree, Tubbut, Uplands, W Tree, Wairewa, Wallagaraugh, Walpa, Wangarabell, Waterholes, Waygara, Weeragua, Wingan River, Wiseleigh, Wombat Creek, Woodglen, Wroxham, Wuk Wuk, Wulgulmerang, Wulgulmerang East, Wulgulmerang West, Wy Yung and Yalmy.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
East Gippsland Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 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.
Unsubdivided - Cr Ben Buckley
Unsubdivided - Cr Dick Ellis
Unsubdivided - Cr Marianne Pelz
Unsubdivided - Cr Mark Reeves
Unsubdivided - Cr Natalie O'Connell
Unsubdivided - Cr Joe Rettino - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Colin Toohey
Unsubdivided - Vacant
Unsubdivided - Cr John White
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 ($)||87.216m||86.056m||79.663m||77.461m||84.811m||68.159m||59.787m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||86.806m||98.954m||83.316m||89.199m||78.109m||71.690m||79.168m|
|- Rates and Charges||50.849m||48.022m||42.885m||41.817m||38.901m||32.999m||44.587m|
|- VGC Grants||13.760m||13.751m||13.854m||13.669m||13.515m||12.828m||12.116m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants