Mansfield Shire is located about 180 kms north east of Melbourne. The main town is Mansfield. The surrounding smaller settlements only have small numbers of permanent residents but swell considerably during holidays. Natural attractions include Mount Buller, Mount Stirling, parts of Lake Eildon and Alpine National Parks and the Great Dividing Range.
The Alpine Resort areas of Mount Buller and Mount Stirling are wholly surrounded but excluded from the municipal district. A significant part of the municipality is Crown land. The main industries are tourism, farming (seed, sheep and cattle), light industry, light manufacturing, related timber industries and retail farming.
Mansfield is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Ancona, Barjarg, Barwite, Bonnie Doon, Boorolite, Bridge Creek, Creek Junction, Delatite, Eildon, Gaffneys Creek, Goughs Bay, Howes Creek, Howitt Plains, Howqua, Howqua Hills, Howqua Inlet, Howqua Plains, Jamieson, Kanumbra, Kevington, Lake Eildon, Licola North, Lima South, Macs Cove, Maindample, Mansfield, Matlock, Merrijig, Merton, Mirimbah, Mount Buller, Mountain Bay, Nillahcootie, Piries, Reynard, Sawmill Settlement, Strathbogie, Tolmie, Woodfield and Woods Point.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Mansfield Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 5 Councillors.
Councillors in the 3 single member wards are elected through preferential voting. Councillors in the 1 multi-member wards are elected through proportional representation voting. Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term. The next general election is in October 2020.
5 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Bonnie Doon - Cr Paul Sladdin
Jamieson - Cr Harry Westendorp
Mansfield - Cr Peter Olver
Mansfield - Cr Paul Volkering - Mayor
Tolmie - Cr Marg Attley
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 ($)||18.235m||18.596m||18.108m||18.783m||18.083m||20.477m||15.258m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||18.185m||21.693m||18.552m||19.894m||22.213m||26.236m||20.008m|
|- Rates and Charges||12.146m||11.640m||11.187m||10.681m||9.885m||9.123m||8.522m|
|- VGC Grants||2.792m||2.785m||2.779m||2.637m||2.641m||2.552m||2.440m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants