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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. 

Victoria in Future Profile

Banyule - Victoria in Future 2016

Aboriginal Community Profile

Banyule Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)


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.

Community Satisfaction

Banyule City Council Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Annual Report

Banyule City Council Annual Report 2018/19


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.

Visit the Guide for more information on Council Elections.
Visit the Victorian Electoral Commission for more elections details.


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 

Population data

Estimated resident population. Source: Victoria in Future 2016 - Population and Household Projections to 2031

  • 2016 127,387  
  • 2021 133,286  
  • 2026 138,898  
  • 2031 145,036  


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.

  2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
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

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