Moyne Shire is located on Victoria's south west coast, about four hours' drive from Melbourne and just to the west of Warrnambool.
The shire is predominantly rural based, with a focus on grazing, dairying and grain production. Wool and lamb production are the most significant sources of income for the shire. Some residents commute to Warrnambool to work and shop.
The main industries include agriculture, dairy product manufacturing, and tourism.
Moyne is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Allansford, Ayrford, Ballangeich, Bessiebelle, Breakwater Creek, Broadwater, Brucknell, Bushfield, Byaduk, Caramut, Chatsworth, Codrington, Condah Swamp, Crossley, Cudgee, Curdie Vale, Darlington, Dennington, Dundonnell, Ecklin South, Ellerslie, Framlingham, Framlingham East, Garvoc, Gazette, Gerrigerrup, Glenormiston North, Grassmere, Hawkesdale, Hexham, Heytesbury Lower, Illowa, Killarney, Kirkstall, Knebsworth, Kolora, Koroit, Laang, Lake Condah, Macarthur, Mailor Flat, Mepunga, Mepunga East, Mepunga West, Minhamite, Minjah, Mortlake, Nareeb, Naringal, Naringal East, Nerrin Nerrin, Nirranda, Nirranda East, Nirranda South, Noorat, Nullawarre, Nullawarre North, Orford, Panmure, Penshurst, Peterborough, Port Fairy, Pura Pura, Purdeet, Purnim, Purnim West, Ripponhurst, Rosebrook, Southern Cross, St Helens, Taroon, Tarrone, Terang, The Cove, The Sisters, Toolong, Tower Hill, Tyrendarra, Tyrendarra East, Wallacedale, Wangoom, Warrabkook, Warrnambool, Warrong, Willatook, Winslow, Woodford, Woolsthorpe, Woorndoo, Yambuk, Yangery and Yarpturk.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Moyne 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 Jim Doukas
Unsubdivided - Cr Jill Parker
Unsubdivided - Cr Colin Ryan
Unsubdivided - Cr Mick Wolfe - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Jordon Lockett
Unsubdivided - Cr Daniel Meade - Deputy Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Ian Smith
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 ($)||41.676m||45.342m||41.421m||41.167m||39.811m||42.585m||38.127m||35.970m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||53.961m||47.525m||49.216m||42.676m||44.206m||46.301m||42.391m||37.456m|
|- Rates and Charges||20.769m||20.146m||18.949m||17.996m||16.736m||15.417m||14.213m||13.270m|
|- VGC Grants||7.499m||7.418m||7.352m||7.308m||7.306m||7.250m||6.948m||6.432m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants