The Alpine Shire is about 300 km north east of Melbourne and 70 km south of Albury/Wodonga.
About 92% of the shire is public land including parts of the Alpine National Park and all of the Mount Buffalo National Park. Most of the freehold lands are alluvial flood plains along the Ovens, Kiewa and Buffalo Rivers together with the adjoining gentle slopes and hills.
The Shire's economy is based on tourism, forestry and agriculture.
Alpine is part of the Small Shire council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Abbeyard, Barwidgee, Bogong, Bright, Buckland, Buffalo Creek, Buffalo River, Cobungra, Coral Bank, Dandongadale, Dargo, Dederang, Dinner Plain, Eurobin, Falls Creek, Freeburgh, Gapsted, Germantown, Glen Creek, Gundowring, Harrietville, Havilah, Hotham Heights, Kancoona, Kergunyah South, Merriang, Mongans Bridge, Mount Beauty, Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham, Mudgeegonga, Myrtleford, Nug Nug, Ovens, Porepunkah, Rosewhite, Running Creek, Selwyn, Smoko, Tawonga, Tawonga South, Upper Gundowring, Wandiligong, Wongungarra and Wonnangatta.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Alpine 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 October 2020.
The council's next independent Electoral Representation Review is scheduled to be conducted prior to the 2028 elections.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Unsubdivided - Cr John Forsyth
Unsubdivided - Cr Ron Janas - Mayor
Unsubdivided - Cr Tony Keeble
Unsubdivided - Cr Daryl Pearce
Unsubdivided - Cr Peter Roper
Unsubdivided - Cr Kitty Knappstein
Unsubdivided - Cr Sarah Nicholas - Deputy Mayor
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 ($)||23.462m||24.512m||24.244m||23.506m||25.891m||24.358m||24.086m||25.111m||20.774m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||31.084m||30.919m||25.840m||31.070m||25.721m||26.541m||27.828m||25.249m||21.665m|
|- Rates and Charges||17.772m||16.957m||16.601m||15.876m||14.899m||14.175m||13.419m||12.389m||11.573m|
|- VGC Grants||3.565m||3.394m||3.439m||3.509m||3.524m||3.439m||3.419m||3.319m||3.165m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants