South Gippsland is an important beef production and dairying area.
Other activities include horticulture, forestry, fishing, boutique food and wine, retail trade, manufacturing and tourism. The western coast of the shire is also a popular holiday and retirement area. A major physical feature in South Gippsland is Wilsons Promontory.
The main industries include agriculture, dairy product manufacturing.
South Gippsland is part of the Large Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Agnes, Allambee Reserve, Allambee South, Arawata, Baromi, Bena, Bennison, Berrys Creek, Binginwarri, Boolarong, Boolarra, Boolarra South, Boorool, Buffalo, Darlimurla, Delburn, Dollar, Dumbalk, Dumbalk North, Fairbank, Fish Creek, Foster, Foster North, Gunyah, Hallston, Hazel Park, Hedley, Hoddle, Inverloch, Jeetho, Jumbunna, Kardella, Kardella South, Kongwak, Koonwarra, Koorooman, Korumburra, Korumburra South, Krowera, Lang Lang, Leongatha, Leongatha North, Leongatha South, Limonite, Loch, Mardan, Meeniyan, Middle Tarwin, Mirboo, Mirboo East, Mirboo North, Mount Best, Mount Eccles, Mount Eccles South, Mountain View, Moyarra, Nerrena, Nyora, Outtrim, Poowong, Poowong East, Poowong North, Port Franklin, Port Welshpool, Pound Creek, Ranceby, Ruby, Sandy Point, Stony Creek, Strzelecki, Tarwin, Tarwin Lower, Thorpdale, Thorpdale South, Tidal River, Toora, Toora North, Trida, Turtons Creek, Venus Bay, Walkerville, Walkerville South, Waratah Bay, Welshpool, Whitelaw, Wild Dog Valley, Wilsons Promontory, Wonga, Wonyip, Woorarra West and Yanakie.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
South Gippsland Shire Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 3 wards and 9 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.
The council's independent Electoral Representation Review was conducted prior to the 2012 elections.
9 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Coastal Promontory - Cr Ray Argento - Mayor
Coastal Promontory - Cr Jeremy Rich
Coastal Promontory - Cr Alyson Skinner
Strzelecki - Cr Lorraine Brunt
Strzelecki - Cr Andrew McEwen
Strzelecki - Cr Aaron Brown
Tarwin Valley - Cr Don Hill
Tarwin Valley - Cr Meg Edwards
Tarwin Valley - Cr Maxine Kiel
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 ($)||58.946m||56.244m||56.792m||57.310m||54.081m||44.228m||40.012m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||63.180m||66.226m||54.850m||59.069m||56.223m||48.115m||45.750m|
|- Rates and Charges||35.583m||35.795m||33.711m||31.375m||29.562m||27.802m||25.534m|
|- VGC Grants||8.885m||8.537m||8.346m||7.916m||7.859m||7.601m||7.006m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants