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Darebin City is bounded by the Merri Creek to the west and the Darebin Creek to the east.

It is a large, diverse municipality to the north of the central business district that incorporates a mix of residential, industrial and retail areas. The city includes La Trobe University and Northland Shopping Centre.

The main industries include paper and paper products manufacturing.

More than 35% of Darebin's residents were born overseas and more than 40% can speak a language other than English. One in five is over 60.

Darebin 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 

Darebin - Victoria in Future 2016 

Aboriginal Community Profile

Darebin Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)


Alphington, Bundoora, Coburg, Coburg North, Fairfield, Keon Park, Kingsbury, Macleod, Northcote, Preston, Regent West, Reservoir and Thornbury.

For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.

Community Satisfaction 

City of Darebin Annual Community Survey Summary Report

Annual Report

City of Darebin Annual Report 2018/19


Darebin City 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.

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


9 Councillors elected in October 2016.

Cazaly - Cr Julie Williams

Cazaly - Cr Steph Amir

Cazaly - Cr Lina Messina

La Trobe - Cr Gaetano Greco

La Trobe - Cr Tim Laurence

La Trobe - Cr Susanne Newton - Deputy Mayor

Rucker - Cr Trent McCarthy

Rucker - Cr Kim Le Cerf

Rucker - Cr Susan Rennie - Mayor

Population data

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

  • 2016 153,192  
  • 2021 167,184  
  • 2026 179,216  
  • 2031 191,938  


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 ($) 164.167m 156.299m 145.075m 140.692m 136.934m 137.031m 127.711m 132.728m 115.613m 108.568m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 186.507m 172.423m 171.219m 161.130m 157.604m 157.343m 145.836m 135.050m 127.470m 120.910m
- Rates and Charges 130.049m 122.810m 118.985m 113.848m 107.761m 100.748m 94.767m 89.490m 84.330m 74.340m
- VGC Grants 4.192m 4.160m 4.501m 4.790m 4.942m 4.999m 4.786m 4.749m 4.631m 4.488m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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