The Glenelg Shire is nestled in Victoria's south west corner.
Located around a deep-water port, Portland is the major centre in the shire and home to one of only two aluminium smelters in Victoria.
Natural attractions include the Glenelg River flowing and the surrounding national parks.
The shire's economy is based around service industries, timber production, grazing and manufacturing.
The main industries include basic non-ferrous metal manufacturing, agriculture, marine fishing.
Glenelg is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Allestree, Bahgallah, Bessiebelle, Bolwarra, Branxholme, Breakaway Creek, Brimboal, Byaduk, Cape Bridgewater, Carapook, Cashmore, Casterton, Chetwynd, Clover Flat, Condah, Corndale, Dartmoor, Dergholm, Digby, Drik Drik, Drumborg, Dunrobin, Dutton Way, Gorae, Gorae West, Grassdale, Greenwald, Heathmere, Henty, Heywood, Homerton, Hotspur, Killara, Lake Condah, Lake Mundi, Lindsay, Lyons, Merino, Milltown, Mount Eckersley, Mount Richmond, Mumbannar, Muntham, Myamyn, Nangeela, Nareen, Narrawong, Nelson, Paschendale, Portland, Portland North, Portland West, Sandford, Strathdownie, Tahara, Tahara Bridge, Tahara West, Tyrendarra, Wallacedale, Wando Bridge, Wando Vale, Warrock and Winnap.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Glenelg Shire Council is an unsubdivided municipality consisting of 7 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.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr Robert Halliday
Unsubdivided - Cr Anita Rank - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Karen Stephens
Unsubdivided - Cr Geoff White
Unsubdivided - Cr Gilbert Wilson
Unsubdivided - Cr Crissy Hawker
Unsubdivided - Cr Alistair McDonald
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 ($)||54.387m||44.863m||45.828m||60.757m||43.809m||37.955m||36.215m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||47.656m||53.686m||47.979m||48.079m||48.854m||41.722m||39.261m|
|- Rates and Charges||22.983m||23.070m||23.840m||22.424m||19.791m||19.698m||18.975m|
|- VGC Grants||7.273m||7.119m||7.191m||7.038m||7.093m||6.666m||6.157m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants