The City of Greater Geelong is Victoria's second largest city, 75km south west of Melbourne.
The City contains a mix of coastal, country and suburban communities. Its coastline includes Corio Bay and the Bellarine Peninsula. Country areas of the city have a diverse range of primary producers and several significant national and state parks. Notable features include the waterfront precinct, Deakin University, the National Wool Museum and the Maritime Museum.
Geelong City has a strong manufacturing base, specialising in motor vehicles and associated components, petroleum products, textiles, floor coverings and aluminium. The city is also a major commercial and residential centre.
The main industries include motor vehicle and part manufacturing, petroleum refining, basic non-ferrous metal manufacturing.
Greater Geelong is part of the Regional City council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Anakie, Avalon, Balliang, Bareena, Barwon Heads, Batesford, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Bellarine, Belmont, Breakwater, Breamlea, Ceres, Clifton Springs, Connewarre, Corio, Curlewis, Drumcondra, Drysdale, Fyansford, Geelong, Geelong East, Geelong North, Geelong South, Geelong West, Grovedale, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Highton, Indented Head, Lara, Leopold, Little River, Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Mannerim, Marcus Hill, Marshall, Moolap, Moorabool, Mount Duneed, Newcomb, Newtown, Norlane, North Shore, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale, Point Wilson, Portarlington, Rippleside, St Albans Park, St Leonards, Staughton Vale, Swan Bay, Thomson, Wallington, Wandana Heights, Waurn Ponds and Whittington.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Greater Geelong City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 12 wards and 12 Councillors.
In 2011, legislation was introduced to enable the people of Greater Geelong to directly elect their mayor from 2012 onwards. Councillors are elected through preferential voting.
Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term.
The Greater Geelong City Council was dismissed by the Local Government (Greater Geelong City Council) Act 2016 on 15 April 2016. A panel of three administrators was appointed to constitute the council from 25 May 2016 until the next elections for the council in October 2017.
The next general election is in October 2017.
Mayor and 12 Councillors dismissed on 16 April 2016.
Dr Kathy Alexander (Chairperson)
Mr Peter Dorling
Ms Laurinda Gardner
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 ($)||310.376m||291.620m||277.502m||261.094m||276.316m||243.706m||218.484m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||330.550m||331.639m||289.645m||286.870m||279.328m||275.193m||236.302m|
|- Rates and Charges||193.657m||179.895m||170.766m||160.158m||150.468m||140.869m||134.867m|
|- VGC Grants||19.206m||19.335m||19.195m||19.069m||19.052m||18.437m||17.888m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants