The City of Greater Geelong is Victoria's second largest city, 75km south west of Melbourne.
The City contains a mix of coastal, country and suburban communities. Its coastline includes Corio Bay and the Bellarine Peninsula. Country areas of the city have a diverse range of primary producers and several significant national and state parks. Notable features include the waterfront precinct, Deakin University, the National Wool Museum and the Geelong Heritage Centre.
Geelong’s economy has been diversifying over many years and now has a much broader industry base. Traditional manufacturing industries have been in a slow decline, with health care and social assistance now the highest employed industry in the municipality.
Geelong’s major industry strengths include health, education and research, advanced manufacturing, defence, information and communications technology, tourism, and food and agriculture.
Greater Geelong is part of the Regional City council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here.
Anakie, Avalon, Balliang, Bareena, Barwon Heads, Batesford, Bell Park, Bell Post Hill, Bellarine, Belmont, Breakwater, Breamlea, Ceres, Clifton Springs, Connewarre, Corio, Curlewis, Drumcondra, Drysdale, Fyansford, Geelong, Geelong East, Geelong North, Geelong South, Geelong West, Grovedale, Hamlyn Heights, Herne Hill, Highton, Indented Head, Lara, Leopold, Little River, Lovely Banks, Manifold Heights, Mannerim, Marcus Hill, Marshall, Moolap, Moorabool, Mount Duneed, Newcomb, Newtown, Norlane, North Shore, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale, Point Wilson, Portarlington, Rippleside, St Albans Park, St Leonards, Staughton Vale, Swan Bay, Thomson, Wallington, Wandana Heights, Waurn Ponds and Whittington.
For a detailed map showing shire boundaries and locality names, visit VICNAMES.
Greater Geelong City Council is a subdivided municipality consisting of 4 wards and 11 Councillors.
Since 2008, all Victorian Councillors serve a four year term.
The Greater Geelong City Council was dismissed by the Local Government (Greater Geelong City Council) Act 2016 on 15 April 2016. A panel of three administrators were appointed to constitute the council until the most recent election in October 2017. The current Council will serve a three year term, with the next general election being in October 2020 to align with all other Victorian local governments.
In November 2017, the Victorian Government appointed two municipal monitors to help restore good governance for the people of Geelong. Jude Munro was appointed primary monitor and Peter Dorling as supporting monitor. In February 2019, their role was reviewed by the Minister for Local Government and subsequently reduced. They will remain in place until Council’s general election in 2020 and hold quarterly meetings with the Council and other relevant stakeholders.
11 Councillors elected in October 2017.
Bellarine - Stephanie Asher - Mayor
Bellarine - Jim Mason
Bellarine - Trent Sullivan
Brownbill - Eddy Kontelj
Brownbill - Sarah Mansfield
Brownbill - Peter Murrihy
Kardinia - Bruce Harwood
Kardinia - Pat Murnane
Kardinia - Ron Nelson
Windermere - Anthony Aitken
Windermere - Kylie Grzybek - Deputy Mayor
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 ($)||344.446m||321.318m||310.376m||291.620m||277.502m||261.094m||276.316m||243.706m||218.484m|
|Recurrent Revenue ($)||374.114m||360.038m||330.550m||331.639m||289.645m||286.870m||279.328m||275.193m||236.302m|
|- Rates and Charges||218.295m||204.956m||193.657m||179.895m||170.766m||160.158m||150.468m||140.869m||134.867m|
|- VGC Grants||20.239m||19.302m||19.206m||19.335m||19.195m||19.069m||19.052m||18.437m||17.888m|
|Non-Recurrent Government Grants
|Recurrent Government Grants