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The City of Glen Eira is in Melbourne’s south-east, around 10 kilometres from the central business district. Land use is predominantly residential with associated retail and services.

Glen Eira is a densely populated and culturally diverse residential area. Of its residents, 36%  were born overseas, and 31.4% speak a language other than English at home. 35.2% of residents identify as Christian and 16.8% identify their religion as Judaism, making Glen Eira the centre of Melbourne’s Jewish community.  20.1 % of the population are aged 60 years and over and  4.4% of residents have a disability requiring daily assistance with life tasks. 

Popular landmarks in the City of Glen Eira include: Caulfield Racecourse; Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre in Bentleigh East; and Booran Reserve in Glen Huntly.

Glen Eira 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 

Glen Eira - Victoria in Future 2016 

Aboriginal Community Profile

Glen Eira Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)


Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Coatesville, Elsternwick, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, Hopetoun Gardens, McKinnon, Murrumbeena, Ormond, Patterson and St Kilda East.

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

Community Satisfaction

Glen Eira City Council Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Annual Report

Glen Eira City Council Annual Report 2019/20 



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9 Councillors elected in October 2020.


Camden - Cr Sam Parasol

Camden - Cr Simone Zmood 

Camden - Cr David Zyngier

Rosstown - Cr Tony Athanasopoulos

Rosstown - Cr Margaret Esakoff - Mayor

Rosstown - Cr Neil Pilling

Tucker - Cr Li Zang 

Tucker - Cr Jim Magee - Deputy Mayor

Tucker - Cr Anne-Marie Cade



Population data

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

  • 2016 148,385  
  • 2021 155,986  
  • 2026 162,799  
  • 2031 170,412  


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.

  2019-20 2018-19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 171.873m 162.961m 152.856m 144.485m 147.579m 133.818m 127.73m 121.809m 120.071m 101.723m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 183.845m 189.926m 181.076m 175.544m 161.870m 150.741m 143.898m 134.881m 119.505m 112.277m
- Rates and Charges 113.219m 109.102m 103.263m 99.981m 96.002m 90.217m 86.092m 82.783m 76.580m 71.933m
- VGC Grants 3.921m 3.089m 3.689m 3.548m 3.526m 3.499m 3.489m 3.332m 3.295m 3.173m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
4.277m 2.700m 1.056m 1.501m 1.569m 0.178m 0.576m 1.040m 1.009m 1.860m
Recurrent Government Grants

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