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The City of Knox is situated in the outer eastern metropolitan area. It is a large municipality that has passed through a period of rapid housing and business development over the past three decades. Knox is now emerging from this period of high growth to a time of maturation and consolidation.

While Knox has a large residential population base, it also has substantial local employment in business, retail and manufacturing. The main industries include other chemical product manufacturing, other food manufacturing.

Knox is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.   


Bayswater, Boronia, Ferntree Gully, Knoxfield, Lysterfield, Rowville, Sassafras, Scoresby, Studfield, The Basin, Upper Ferntree Gully, Wantirna and Wantirna South.

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Community Satisfaction

Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Statewide Results 

Annual Report

Knox City Council Annual Report 2017/18


Knox City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 9 wards and 9 Councillors. 

Councillors are elected through preferential voting. Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.

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9 Councillors elected in October 2016.

Baird - Cr Peter Lockwood

Chandler - Cr John Mortimore 

Collier - Cr Marcia Timmers-Leitch

Dinsdale - Cr Adam Gill

Dobson - Cr Jake Keogh - Mayor

Friberg - Cr Tony Holland

Scott - Cr Lisa Cooper

Taylor - Cr Darren Pearce 

Tirhatuan - Cr Nicole Seymour

Population data

Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031

  • 2016 157,097 
  • 2021 164,100 
  • 2026 171,902 
  • 2031 180,251 


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.

  2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 143.525m 144.247m 143.168m 139.869m 131.947m 125.742m 137.609m 122.578m 112.069m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 175.888m 164.381m 152.186m 151.330m 136.422m 133.489m 132.866m 128.176m 122.512m
- Rates and Charges 113.637m 111.424m 106.551m 100.411m 94.333m 88.537m 83.725m 78.055m 72.925m
- VGC Grants 7.263m 6.974m 7.323m 7.594m 7.711m 7.616m 7.665m 7.564m 7.288m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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