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Greater Dandenong City

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Located 35km to the south east of Melbourne, Greater Dandenong City Council covers 129 square kilometres and has a population of over 169,000 people. The central activities district is Melbourne's second largest retail and commercial centre and includes large shopping complexes at Dandenong and Keysborough as well as the highly popular Dandenong Market. 

It is also the most culturally diverse locality in Australia, with residents from over 150 different birthplaces, nearly two-thirds of whom were born overseas. Key industries include manufacturing, health care and social assistance, retail trade, wholesale trade and transport.

Greater Dandenong 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 

Greater Dandenong - Victoria in Future 2016 

Aboriginal Community Profile

Greater Dandenong Aboriginal Community Profile (includes Aboriginal organisations)


Bangholme, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Keysborough, Lyndhurst, Noble Park, Noble Park North, Springvale and Springvale South..

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

Community Satisfaction

Greater Dandenong City Council Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Annual Report

Greater Dandenong City Council Annual Report 2018/19


Greater Dandenong City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 11 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.


11 Councillors elected in October 2016.

Lightwood - Cr Youhorn Chea

Lightwood - Cr Sean O'Reilly

Lightwood - Cr Loi Truong

Paperbark - Cr Peter Brown

Paperbark - Cr Sophie Tan

Paperbark - Cr Tim Dark

Red Gum - Cr Matthew Kirwan

Red Gum - Cr Angela Long

Red Gum - Cr Jim Memeti - Mayor

Silverleaf - Cr Maria Sampey

Silverleaf - Cr Zaynoun Melhem

Population data

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

  • 2016 155,773 
  • 2021 169,656 
  • 2026 181,260  
  • 2031 193,592 


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 ($) 186.456m 172.709m 169.604m 168.662m 161.270m 152.402m 146.008m 146.486m 134.557m 124.044m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 213.720m 202.103m 204.738m 178.539m 176.327m 160.889m 186.489m 166.707m 147.060m 134.522m
- Rates and Charges 141.036m 132.919m 127.751m 120.750m 110.834m 102.745m 96.345m 89.608m 82.613m 76.005m
- VGC Grants 11.919m 11.246m 10.470m 10.704m 10.720m 10.859m 10.424m 10.458m 10.325m 9.933m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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