The 21 suburbs of Banyule lie between 7 and 21 kilometres north-east of central Melbourne.
The Yarra River runs along the City's south border while the west is defined by Darebin Creek.
The City is primarily a residential area, renowned for its relaxed living, abundant parklands and quality educational, health and recreational facilities. There are important industrial areas in Heidelberg West, Greensborough, Briar Hill and Bundoora, as well as a major medical precinct in Heidelberg and the Simpson Barracks in Yallambie.
Banyule was also home to the 1956 Olympic Village and Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionism.
Banyule is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Bellfield, Briar Hill, Bundoora, Eaglemont, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Lower Plenty, Macleod, Montmorency, Rosanna, Saint Helena, Viewbank, Watsonia, Watsonia North and Yallambie.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Banyule City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 7 wards and 7 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.
7 Councillors elected in October 2016.
Bakewell - Cr Mark Di Pasquale
Beale - Cr Wayne Phillips
Griffin - Cr Peter Castaldo
Grimshaw - Cr Rick Garotti - Deputy Mayor
Hawdon - Cr Alison Champion - Mayor
Ibbott - Cr Tom Melican
Olympia - Cr Craig Langdon
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 ($)||143.631m||136.902m||131.457m||125.904m||127.730m||116.217m||112.010m||116.880m||106.064m||94.311m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||161.732m||155.513m||150.413m||136.391m||131.308m||119.220m||116.172m||113.108m||107.725m||103.046m|
|- Rates and Charges||100.572m||97.297m||94.062m||90.518m||86.287m||79.793m||67.494m||64.500m||62.770m||58.342m|
|- VGC Grants||3.737m||3.862m||4.163m||4.374m||4.563m||4.607m||4.406m||4.264m||4.200m||3.940m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants