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Kingston City sits beside the north eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay, about 15kms south of the Melbourne central business district. It is one of the major manufacturing areas of Melbourne.

The city's industrial strengths include automotive, printing and chemical production. Commercial centres at Southland, Moorabbin and Mordialloc provide an important employment source. The main industries include plastic product manufacturing, other chemical product manufacturing.

Kingston is part of the Metropolitan council grouping and can be compared with similar councils. More information on council groupings can be found here


Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Bonbeach, Braeside, Carrum, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Clarinda, Clayton South, Dingley Village, Edithvale, Heatherton, Highett, Mentone, Moorabbin, Moorabbin Airport, Mordialloc, Oakleigh South, Parkdale, Patterson Lakes and Waterways.

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

Community Satisfaction

City of Kingston Local Government Community Satisfaction Survey Results

Annual report

City of Kingston Annual Report 2018/19


Kingston 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.

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9 Councillors elected in October 2016.

Central - Cr Ron Brownlees

Central - Cr Geoff Gledhill

Central - Cr Rosemary West

North - Cr Tamara Barth

North - Cr Steve Staikos - Deputy Mayor

North - Cr George Hua

South - Cr Tasmin Bearsley

South - Cr David Eden 

South - Cr Georgina Oxley - Mayor

Population data

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

  • 2016 156,128 
  • 2021 165,077 
  • 2026 173,542 
  • 2031 182,718 


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.

  2017-18 2016-17 2015-16 2014-15 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10
Recurrent Expenditure ($) 182.442m 170.526m 169.246m 166.278m 159.403m 154.691m 163.406m 141.369m 134.849m
Recurrent Revenue ($) 223.208m 212.863m 217.277m 191.689m 178.020m 176.123m 174.502m 152.319m 145.342m
- Rates and Charges 134.353m 129.749m 125.416m 118.917m 113.33m 107.394m 99.746m 93.251m 86.402m
- VGC Grants 4.451m 4.295m 4.302m 4.316m 4.337m 4.227m 4.179m 4.007m 3.777m
Non-Recurrent Government Grants
Recurrent Government Grants

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